China Three Child Policy and Other Pro-Child Policies

China is legally allowing three child families to slow the plunge in births. there are also other pro-child policies. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress canceled the leveling of fines for breaking the earlier child restrictions and called for additional parental leave and childcare resources. New measures in finance, taxation, schooling, housing and …

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Pro-Baby Policies Are Needed

Taiwan has the lowest birthrate in the world. In the CIA’s latest report on the total fertility rate (TFR), which assesses the average number of children women in a given country are expected to have during their childbearing years, Taiwan was ranked last out of 227 countries at 1.07 children per woman. The countries with …

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China Population Dropping

There is speculation that China’s 2020 census could report a population that is already in decline. China reported an estimated population of over 1.4 billion in 2018. China’s population was previously not expected to peak until 2024-2030. In February, 2021, China’s National Health Commission proposed fully lifting the family planning policy firstly in Northeast China. …

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China Population 2020 Count Will Likely Be Low

The China State controlled media seems to be preparing people for low 2020 population census. China’s National Bureau of Statistics says it will publish some preliminary data from the once-in-a-decade population census conducted at the end of last year in April, including population and birth figures for 2020. Worries about China’s population outlook have grown …

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A COVID Baby Bust Happened, Will There Be a COVID Baby Boom?

In Italy, births plunged 21.6% in December, 2020 from the December 2019 and France had the lowest total babies born in a year since WW2. National birth levels seem to be down around 2-20% around the world. Historically short baby busts are followed by rebounds. A longer crisis increases the chances that potential births aren’t …

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Space Tourism and Industry to Get to Colonization Critical Mass

Could space tourism enable lunar and orbital colonization to reach critical mass? I view colonization critical mass to be over 300k people. Around 1745, the American colonies passed a population of 1 million. This population had doubled twice from 250,000 people in 1700 and nearly tripled by 1780 to 2.7 million. SpaceX Super Heavy Starship …

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World Population in 2100 Mainly Impacted by Family Size in Africa

The 2019 revision of the World Population Prospects (WPP), the United Nations projected that the world’s population would grow from 7.7 billion in 2019 to reach 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 10.9 billion in 2100. These figures are based on the “medium variant” projection, which assumes a decline in fertility for …

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