Women's Birth Rates by Age Group Over Half A Century

  This week we take a look at Women's Birth Rates by Age Group. In the ever-evolving landscape of demographics and societal trends, birth rates among women have seen remarkable shifts over the years. To shed light on this topic, I've put together a graph depicting the birth rates of women across different age groups. Let's dive into the intriguing findings. The Decline in Teenage Birth Rates: In 2022, the birth rate for teenagers aged 15-19 hit an all-time low, standing at 13.5 births per 1,000 females. This marks a staggering 78.2% decrease from the peak rate of 61.8 births per 1,000 females in 1991. This substantial drop represents an important achievement in public health and education. Young adults are increasingly making informed choices about their reproductive health, emphasizing the importance of sexual education and access to contraception. Age-Specific Trends When we delve deeper into teenage birth rates, the numbers reveal an even more significant transformat

Is the EU becoming irrelevant?

This week we take a look at the EU's evolving position on the global stage amidst the economic supremacy of the United States and China. During a long period in the 00', both the EU and US economies were roughly the same size, but since the global financial crisis, their GDPs have drastically diverged. The US economy standing at 25.5 trillion US dollars is now nearly 50% bigger, compared to the EU's 17.3 trillion. Not only that, but China, with its rapid economic growth, not only caught up but surpassed the EU's GDP in 2020, when the EU was hit not only with the COVID-19 lockdown and its effects, but also with the official exit of the UK from the union.  On the chart, I also included Russia's GDP, to point out how insignificant it is. Just for comparison, Russia's economy, standing at 1.7 trillion US$ is two and a half times smaller than Germany's (4.3 trillion US$). The European Union (EU) has long been regarded as a significant pla