Category: Birth order

Not nice places to live: Part 2, boys to men

15 November, 2012 (09:30) | Apartments, Birth order, China, Demographics, Gender equity, Global news, Housing, Pension funds, Population, Speculation |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] In yesterday’s post, using a good compilation story on the science fiction Web site IO9 (October 3, 2012), we explored the demographic consequences of over three decades of China’s ‘one-child policy’ and its resulting massive oversupply of men, and how it is now coming to […]

Not nice places to live: Part 1, babies to boys

14 November, 2012 (11:30) | Apartments, Birth order, China, Demographics, Gender equity, Global news, Housing, Pension funds, Population, Speculation | 2 comments

By: David A. Smith   I used to think that real estate was a society’s longest-lived asset, and therefore that the most important elements of public policy were those affecting property development – but now I realize there’s a longer-lived asset, whose public-policy impacts are even greater:   Better hope he’s a boy   That […]