Demographic Doom Podcast

50. Post-Nuclear Family: Where Do The Babies Come From? (36 min)

December 13, 2020

In his fourth episode on the "post-nuclear family", Glenn Campbell talks about where the babies come from to populate his proposed family structure. The family may be started by a consortium of three or more couples who create babies in the traditional way. This works for the first couple of decades, but eventually the fertility of the founding mothers runs out, and the family has to look elsewhere for new babies. In the world of 2048 and beyond, many fertility methods will no doubt be available, but all of them will require relatively young women to bring an embryo to term. Glenn sees three potential source of new mothers: (1) new women or couples recruited into the family, (2) paid surrogates, and (3) using the family's own daughters to bear new children. Glenn discusses the pros and cons of each method as well as the fourth option of adopting unwanted children from the outside world. — Website: DemographicDoom.com — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the video version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to other resources: j.mp/dd_babies [ep 50, 13 Dec 2020]

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