Sunday, March 25, 2018

Oppression and Birthrate

The concept of population replacement in Europe and America came up in adult Sunday School today.  I posted over a decade ago on the subsequent birthrates of WWII Oppressor and Victim countries. As having children is an expression, and thus a measurement, of optimism about the future I think it is still interesting.  Much more might be said. Because extremely low birthrates have been usual in both Italy and Japan for two generations, most children have no aunts or uncles, no cousins.  For Americans who grew up with Italian-American families in their schools, this seems frankly unbelievable now.

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