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Feb 12

Demographic Winter: The Decline of the Human Family

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

~ 5:00 P.M. SCREENING  -  6:00 P.M. DISCUSSION ~

One of the most ominous dramas of modern times is quietly unfolding.  Social scientists and economists agree - we are headed toward a demographic winter of serious economic and social consequences.  The effects will be severe and long lasting and are already apparent in much of Europe.

59 nations - with 44% of the world's population - are now experiencing below-replacement birthrates.  Worldwide, there are 6 million fewer children (under age 6) today than there were in 1990.  The United Nations estimates that if current trends continue, by 2050 there will be 248 million fewer children (under age 5) than there are now.  Overall, Europe's fertility rate is 1.3; a birthrate of 2.1 is needed just to replace current population.  In this century, countries such as Italy, Spain, Russia and even France could cease to exist - at least as they're currently constituted.

Drawing on experts from many countries and diverse disciplines - demographers, economists, sociologists, psychologists, civic and religious leaders, parliamentarians and diplomats - Demographic Winter: Decline of the Human Family is a groundbreaking documentary that reveals how deterioration of the natural family can lead to demographic disaster.  

View the trailer for "Demographic Winter: Decline of the Human Family" at  www.demographicwinter.com

More About the Speakers

A premiere screening of the new documentary,

Followed by a Panel Discussion featuring:

Philip Longman
New America Foundation

Christine Vollmer
Latin American Alliance for the Family

Nicholas Eberstadt
American Enterprise Institute

Moderated by:
Jennifer A. Marshall
DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society,
The Heritage Foundation

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