Jennifer Sciubba on How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World

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Northern Kentucky University political scientist Kimberly Weir talks with Jennifer Sciubba, political scientist at Rhodes College and author of the recently released 8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, & Migration Shape our World.

Topics Kimberly & Jennifer discuss include:

  • Why people don’t think about demography when considering politics
  • Global fertility, mortality, and migration patterns
  • Why demographics isn’t destiny
  • How power transition theory explains Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine
  • China’s aging and shrinking population challenges
  • Why we don’t see ‘Gray Pride’ T-shirts, but should
  • Why HALE matters more than life expectancy
  • Demographic engineering as a political strategy
  • Why the future is much more optimistic than the sensationalist ‘doom and gloom’ reports

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