WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WCF Communications Director Don Feder will deliver a Family Policy Lecture on June 24, at 11am in the Media Center of the Family Research Council on "The Roots of Demographic Winter and the Global Economic Crisis." Click here for a flyer with details of the event. Click here for information on signing up for a webcast of the lecture.
Feder recently spoke on falling fertility at the WCF Regional Congress/Family Values Conference in London (June 2), and at Warrane College at the University of New South Wales (May 13).
Feder was formerly associated with the documentaries "Demographic Winter: the Decline of the Human Family," and "Demographic Bomb: Demography Is Destiny," as director of communications and principal public spokesman (www.demographicwinter.com).
Larry Jacobs, WCF Managing Director, said the lecture could not be more timely. "We wonder why there's no economic recovery. Liberals say more stimulus spending is the answer. Conservatives say cut taxes. They're both missing the big picture – the impact of declining fertility and aging societies on economies. According to a June 16 story in The New York Times, housing sales dropped by 20% over the same period last year. Few observers relate this to the fact that the Baby Boom generation (the largest in U.S. history) is trying to sell large homes they no longer need, and the unmarried singles and much smaller families of Generation X can't pick up the slack."
Demographic Winter is a signature issue of World Congress of Families, which began discussing falling fertility in 1999 at World Congress of Families II. At the last Congress (WCF V, Amsterdam, 2009) the problem was addressed by both plenary session speakers and panelists: http://www.worldcongress.org/WCF5/wcf5.program.htm
The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and people of goodwill from more than 60 countries that seek to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the 'seedbed' of civil society (as found in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948). The WCF was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson and is a project of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society in Rockford, Illinois (www.profam.org). To date, there have been five World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004) and Warsaw, Poland (2007). The fifth World Congress of Families was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 10-12, 2009 (www.worldcongress.nl and www.worldcongress.org).
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