Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Population Loss

Post by Collin Hansen

Stan Guthrie at CT comments on a New York Times Magazine article about staggering population loss in Europe. Guthrie writes, "The hypothesis [journalist Russell] Shorto presents is that nations that have only half-heartedly embraced modern society’s welcoming of women into the paid workforce by failing to provide state financial incentives or career flexibility inadvertently end up providing strong disincentives for couples to have children." Unfortunately, according to Guthrie, Shorto failed to interact with the counter-trend among religious traditionalists.