Will Falling Birthrates in the West and China Change the World?

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PRINTCast: The PRINT Podcast Studio is a curated collection of cutting-edge podcasts we love about design, creativity, branding, books, and further subjects afield. Soon, we’ll have a dedicated digital listening room. In the meantime, we present the latest episode of BrandBox, “a (playful and thoughtful) podcast on the strategies and effects of brands.”

In a crucial policy shift, China will allow its citizens to have three children instead of two. This comes in the wake of a recent census report showing that birth rates suffered a seismic drop.

In this episode of Brand Box, Dr. Tom Guarriello, Mark Kingsley, and Melinda Welch take a closer look at the emerging childfree trend and what it could mean for the world.

Show Notes

China Says It Will Allow Couples to Have 3 Children, Up From 2.Worried about the declining birthrate? How about giving mothers a break.The Rise of Childless America.Childlessness Up Among All Women; Down Among Women with Advanced Degrees.Rachel Chrastil, How to Be Childless: A History and Philosophy of Life Without Children.Childfree Trend on the Rise: Four Reasons Why!CIA World Facebook: Guide to Country Comparisons.Zero population growth.30 Years Of ZPG. Our History, As Written In 1998.

"I desperately want to see this next stage when African culture begins once again to strongly impact ours." — Brian Eno

Gossip is Philosophy.No Kidding!

SVA Masters in Branding program // Music courtesy of Mikel Rouse // Dr. Tom Guarriello // Mark Kingsley.