Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What to Expect When No One's Expecting

Jennifer Roback Morse reviews one of the better books about the demographic winter coming our way, yes, the way of the West, not just America. She prefaces her review with this remark: “At last, a book on demography that talks about its relation to sexual culture.” In her review she expands on one of the book’s distinctives, which I find to be rare—but essential—in  any of today’s serious demographic studies:

And just to show he is really bold, he connects the dots between all these problems and the ultimate sacred cow, contraception. Yes, the technology of contraception makes all these things either seem like good ideas, or leads to behaviors that make delayed marriage, abortion and non-marital childbearing inevitable.

Read the review here.

Get the book here.

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