Dr. Willian Sander wrote a long piece for “NewGeography” wrote about population trends in Illinois.
There is optimistic information about Illinois’ future, especially in the Chicago area, but there seems to be one element that he missed which might have an impact–abortion.
Here’s the paragrpah where abortion could have been included:
The population increased due to natural increase (more births than deaths) and international migration. More recently, the rate of natural increase in the population has declined markedly. There are substantially fewer births and more deaths. This is a consequence of changes in the population mix—fewer women of childbearing age and more seniors. As recently as 2010, the rate of natural increase in the population completely offset the negative effect of domestic migration. This is no longer the case. This past year, the rate of natural increase only offset one-third of the negative effect of domestic migration.