Originally posted by LiveForever8
reply to post by VneZonyDostupa
Population spikes? Population rates are cyclical?
Maybe in pre-modern man that is correct. But that doesn't make sense in modern history.
I could be wrong, but that all just doesn't make sense to me.
Of course it's cyclical. Look at it this way:
1950s-60s = Huge number of babies born due to ending of the war, so population spikes
1960s-80s = Smaller number of children born, as most families are raising the babies they had post-war
1980s-90s = Children of baby boomers are "of age" and begin having their own children, causing a spike in birth rate (and thus the rate of
Late 1990s-2010ish = Fewer children born as children born in 80s and 90s are still growing
2010-2020s = Probably another birth/rate spike as children born in 80s and 90s start creating their own families.
See the cycle now? A constant back and forth. Populations always do this, especially following wars (and good luck finding a generation that didn't
have a war). I know, from my own anecdotal experience, most of my friends (born in the 80s) are just not starting families. It seems like all the
women decided, en masse, to start procreating. Truly an interesting phenomenon.