Fertility Rates and Youth Voting

worries over a population implosion

by deborah carr

For many demographers, old fears of too many people in the world have been replaced by new fears of too few people. In most developed and a growing number of developing nations, population experts worry birth rates have dropped to such a low point that their populations are no longer “replacing” themselves.

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youth will be served

by jeff goodwin

The 2008 election will be remembered for how, in troubled economic times, virtually all demographic groups voted more heavily for the Democrats. But 2008 also reflects a generational transition: Younger voters ages 18 to 29 played the single largest role in the decline in the Republican vote between 2004 and 2008.

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