Haggis: The Chinese policy of one child per family has led to wide scale abortion of female fetuses in favor a male fetus as the “one child.” Will the reduction of eligible females in the next 10 – 20 years affect China’s growth rate?
Turns out, acc one of my tour guides, a journalism student, that if both man and woman come from single children families, they are allowed to have more than one child. I didnt follow up and ask if the limit was 2. It probably is.
Also, the Chines export a lot of chinese baby girls. They grow up American and ...probably some of every nationality. [sidebar: I expect these girls will run the world in about 30-40 years. They typically go to older more affluent and confident parents, and they've proven themselves survivors by living long enough to be adopted. ] This will contribute even more to the shortage of marriage partners in that country. Shos: It's great to know we have an AVERAGE of 1.4 acres per person on earth. Shap, didn't you recently write you had 18? Piggy, piggy.
S'ok Shos, we have three, on under 1/4. And we grow some of our own food. We are proud to contribute to the average! (tongue-in-cheek icon)
:p Shap:Actually, once the global warming kicks in and starts melting the ice caps, there will be fresh water aplenty.
Technical Q here - wont that be salt water by the time it reaches the shores of other continents? Back to Haggis
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OT forgot the "tongue-in-cheek" icon.... Most of our babysitters are Republican, for what thats worth. At least Altoid will be exposed to more than one point of view.
While I find "abortionization" a funny word, I have to deny your premise! :p Most folks I know delay or prevent reproduction, rather than terminate it. Its cheaper, as well as easier on the body and the emotions.
The chief factors driving reproductive rates are : education, economic status, anticipated lifespan of the baby and where you live (rural, metropolitan). RC's hilarious claim arises logically from the article as posted. It seems from data to date that the best way to limit worldwide population growth is to educate and improve standards of living. Interestingly, one way to improve standard of living is to limit birthrate.....preferably thru preventative birthcontrol (some of which can also protect against nasty diseases) than thru the abortive methods. I'd propose more cities, but that feeds right into that problem of distributing food, and Im not all that fond of suburbs, so I wont.
The blue vs red seemed to breakdown into edge-of-the-country cities (in general, the biggest cities are on our edges) vs rest of the country. Perhaps city-folk breed less?
I'd be interested in teh numbers for Thailand. A huge % of the population there has AIDS and its not just a metropolitan issue. From what I've read, the men go to the city for ?business?, get laid, and take it home to their wives in the villages.
Will the children of parents who died of AIDS breed more? less? sooner? later? Does it change the numbers if the kids know how AIDS is transmitted? There's a study and a half!
Altoid - curiously strong.