2020 sees an 4% overall decline in births, though most of those born in 2020 were conceived before March. … Delayed maternity plays a key part in moving women into the policy-making roles where, with their long experience with responsibility and caregiving, they are badly needed.
Here’s a recent piece of mine in the Houston Chronicle, on His and Her Covid effects: higher death rates vs widespread career threats. COVID-19 has changed all our lives, but not equally for men and women. Two of the many
As schools go online nationally amid a recession, the speeding high-unemployment and home-school trains are on a collision course, with working mothers, their families, and the economy set to be mowed down at the crossroads. Unless we switch tracks, quickly – with programs to directly address our needs that will also feed our economy: universal online tutoring and prorated pandemic parenting pay.
Today’s CDC Final Birth Data for 2017 revises the Preliminary report (below): the birth rate is at a new low, but not quite as low as thought; it’s 60.3 births / 1000 (rather than 60.2), down 2%.* Here’s the revised
What does it mean for a country when nobody (or a fast declining number) is having kids? Most clearly it means a smaller workforce on the horizon (especially when combined with cuts to immigration), which could be good if that workforce
Here’s a link to a new essay I was invited to contribute to an issue of NANO on Gift Economies. It explores the role that fertility plays in the way/s that women can participate in policy making in all levels
Here’s an overview piece on current fertility research around later motherhood. Among the methods discussed, lab-grown eggs from stem cells (“Growing eggs in the lab like this would yield a great many eggs unaffected by age for older women trying