Everybody Counts

Everybody Counts

Everybody Counts is a podcast about all the ways human population shapes our world. From mass urbanization to massive refugee flows, high fertility to record low birth rates, population trends have social, political, and economic consequences. The world’s population is changing in unprecedented ways, and this podcast helps listeners make sense of those changes.... Show More

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In this episode, we make the case that family planning is the foundation of peace and security by examining the connections between population growth and political instability. Leading experts Jack Goldstone and Rich Cincotta describe what their research reveals about some of the hottest conflicts today, including Syria and Afghanistan.

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August 8, 2018 16 min

It’s 2018, so why are women still dying in childbirth? This episode explores why maternal mortality is a global issue--including for educated Black women in America--what policy solutions can keep mothers healthy, and why valuing women is at the heart of the issue.

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July 7, 2018 20 min

In this episode we’re talking about what happens when women wait to have kids. Are celebrities who give birth for the first time after age 40 outliers, or are regular women really waiting that long to become moms? We explore the research about super-low fertility and why a woman would choose to postpone childbearing. Jennifer also talks to author Elizabeth Katkin about the relationship between waiting to have kids and infertility.<... Read more

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July 7, 2018 20 min

In this episode we’re talking about what happens when women wait to have kids. Are celebrities who give birth for the first time after age 40 outliers, or are regular women really waiting that long to become moms? We explore the research about super-low fertility and why a woman would choose to postpone childbearing. Jennifer also talks to author Elizabeth Katkin about the relationship between waiting to have kids and infertility.

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