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February 10, 2016

We hear a lot about big data, from the National Security Agency’s massive collection of phone data, to the breach in Target’s security, to the algorithms that Netflix uses to recommend entertainment. Understandably, we are concerned about the ethical uses of this data...

March 12, 2014

During the baby boom, more women bore children than ever before. Raising children at a young age became the norm and expectation. During the boom years--from about 1945-1965--fertility increased for all women younger than 35. Age at first childbirth decreased to a low...

March 6, 2014

Childless individuals do not reproduce biologically, but they are part of a vast web of individuals.

 

It’s possible to see childless individuals at the end of the line. If we conceive of our relationship to each other as a single line, like the Tree of Jesse as portraye...

February 27, 2014

Nearly 1 in 5 women in most Western countries today do not bear children.  What should we make of this trend?  What implications does it have for ourselves and for our future? 

 

Most commenters tend to examine only a few implications of childlessness--notably,...

February 20, 2014

According to the Census Bureau, about 27% of American households consist of a single individual, up from 17.6% forty years ago and 7.7% in 1940. About 1 in 7 adult Americans lives alone (nearly 32 million live alone, out of 240 million Americans age 18 or older). The m...

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