Archive for the ‘Birth rates’ Category

“Half of all U.S. colleges to close or go bankrupt in the next decade”

March 1, 2019

That’s the gloomy prediction of disruption guru Clayton Christensen

And, it’s not just the tidal wave of online programs or ballooning college tuitions.

Moreso, Christensen’s prediction is on track, according to a WSJ recap of economist Nathan Grawe’s “Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education.”


Grawe’s central thesis: Birthrates have plunged 13% since the Great Recession … and that “birth dearth” will cost America 450,000 fewer college applicants in the 2020s.

Here are some of the specifics….


First comes love, then comes … well, not marriage.

March 18, 2013

According to the WSJ, unmarried teenage pregnancies are declining … but 20-somethings who are delaying marriage aren’t delaying having children.

Say, what?



Here are some factoids from the WSJ article …


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