How Much Do We Really Care About Children?

Freakonomics Radio | 14 January 2021 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores child car seats as an example of a counter-productive policy intended to benefit children. Covers the downturn in fertility implied by COVID-19 economic downturn and the demographic challenges that implies; the reduction in fertility attributable to child car seat regulation; and the questionable benefits of child car seats.

Mei Fong on China’s One-Child Policy

Conversations | 24 February 2017 | 0h 51m | Listen Later
Interview with Mei Fong about her book One Child: Life, Love and Parenthood in Modern China. Discusses the conception, callous implementation, and troubling aftermath of China’s population control scheme, which rendered it ‘too old, too male, and too few’.

Why Worry about Global Population Decline?

Deep Dish on Global Affairs | 28 March 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson about their book Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline. Argues the world is in for a shock as global population peaks and then declines this century, reshaping everything from economic growth and immigration to government spending. Discuss why it’s happening and how nations can prepare for this radical shift.

Paul Morland: How Population Shifts Change World History

Radio New Zealand | 18 January 2019 | 0h 24m | Listen Later 
Interview with Paul Morland, author of The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World. Sets out how demographic change has influenced and explains much of the history of the last two centuries.