Most of the developed world, including the United States, much of Europe, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand, are in a crisis of shrinking native populations. With birthrates below the minimum replacement rate, native born populations are shrinking more each year and it may be only a matter of time until entire nations, entire cultures and peoples disappear altogether.
Yet there is a developed country that has a still-growing native population and healthy immigration: Israel. To put Israel’s success into perspective, it warrants a quick review of the data from the countries facing decline.
The United States recorded the lowest fertility rate in its history in 2016. This was true across all age groups of women within their reproductive years. Whereas this decline may be applauded in teen girls (9% percent decrease from 2015) the rate also fell for other age groups as well.