By now, most people who keep up with global demographics knows that birthrates are going down. This is a trend reflected worldwide, with even developing countries seeing a decline as their economies improve and access to contraceptives increase. Japan has seen itself become the face of that trend. With a rate of 1.4 children per woman, Japan’s birthrate is very low, though not the lowest. … Continue reading Birthrates in Japan and industrialized nations going down, but why?