Definitions

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  • n. pronatalism; an ideology in favour of childbearing

Etymologies

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natal +‎ -ism

Examples

  • In fact, the United States seems to have a bad case of what you might call natalism, privilege conferred by accident of birth, high or low.

    DESECRATION? DEDICATION!

  • The explanations I preferred in 2009 may still apply: (a) immigration of healthy young go-getters from higher-fertility places; (b) the new math for some middle-class parents, by which three is the new two; (c) a rebound in teen birth rates; (d) rising birth rates among single women, and; (e) neo-traditionalist pro-natalism, which is part of the stalled progress toward gender equality.

    Philip N. Cohen: Are Low Birth Rates A Milestone or a Tipping Point?

  • The explanations I preferred in 2009 may still apply: (a) immigration of healthy young go-getters from higher-fertility places; (b) the new math for some middle-class parents, by which three is the new two; (c) a rebound in teen birth rates; (d) rising birth rates among single women, and; (e) neo-traditionalist pro-natalism, which is part of the stalled progress toward gender equality.

    Philip N. Cohen: Are Low Birth Rates A Milestone or a Tipping Point?

  • Since Brooks is the one who identified it and gave it a name, however, he is likely to be the one who gets the press when someone performs a Lexis/Nexis or Internet search on "natalism".

    Archive 2004-12-05

  • Brooks, the reigning conservative on the paper's op-ed page now that William Safire is leaving, is coming under fire for his recent column about Red State "natalism" and birth rates in which he quoted writer Steve Sailer's finding that President Bush "carried the 19 states with the highest white fertility rates."

    If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere:

  • As I wrote earlier, we have the DLC hiring crackpot sociologists to write articles about liberals outbreeding the conservative movement, David Brooks talking about "natalism," Newsweek writing respectful articles about the Kooky Quiverfuls and now state legislatures connecting immigration to abortion and suggesting that the white women aren't breeding enough.

    Hullabaloo

  • David Brooks 'NYT column on "natalism" left me scratching my head: "It's strange that having enough babies to keep the species going needs its own name.

    Archive 2004-12-05

  • The anti-natalism inherent in the modern liberal mindset leads to a gradual return of patriarchy, if only by default.

    After the Boom

  • It seems rather weak as an example of targeted anti-natalism.

    DIFFERENCES IN AN ENGLISH AND SPANISH VERSION OF A KAISER PAMPHLET » Sociological Images

  • Targeted anti-natalism is an effort to reduce the reproduction of certain populations and not others.

    DIFFERENCES IN AN ENGLISH AND SPANISH VERSION OF A KAISER PAMPHLET » Sociological Images

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