China Wants More Babies - So Do Other Countries

by Adam Felts

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in LinkedIn about the pressure on various nations to increase their birthrates in response to aging populations.

He notes that the "top ten" best countries to have children - based on various metrics of social equity and human flourishing - all have birthrates below replacement levels, suggesting that "policymakers and planners worldwide may discover that the decision to choose to have one, two, or even three children is about far more than national policy objectives and money alone."

Read Dr. Coughlin's thoughts in full here.

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Adam Felts

Adam Felts is a researcher and writer at the MIT AgeLab. Currently he is involved in research on the experiences of family caregivers and the future of financial advice. He also manages the AgeLab blog and newsletter. He received his Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University in 2014 and his Master's of Theological Studies from Boston University in 2019.

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