Childless households are the new normal in Spain


Spain is in the middle of a never-before-seen demographic shift, as the population gets older and more and more households include no children at all. By: Jessica Jones/The Local Spain’s demographics are changing dramatically. At the end of the 20th century, most homes comprised of a couple and their children. Now, half of homes areContinue reading “Childless households are the new normal in Spain”

Italy: Italian town warns people to ‘stop dying’


The medieval town of Sellia, Calabria. Photo: Comune di Sellia Fewer Italians are having children, and the country’s population growth is almost at zero. A small medieval village in Calabria has taken a unique approach to the problem of its dwindling and ageing population: ban people from getting sick. Davide Zicchinella, the mayor of Sellia, inContinue reading “Italy: Italian town warns people to ‘stop dying’”