A new study conducted by a Stanford University researcher suggests that television and internet could be the reason why fertility rates are dropping across the world.
Martin Lewis analyzed the changing birth rates of nations and compared them with television ownership and exposure to media. He found that not only do birth rates fall with exposure to TV and internet, there is a decrease in domestic violence and gender biases with regards to babies as well.
Dr Lewis picked India as the best example that supports his case, stating that the map that displays prevalence of television ownership in the country is very similar to the fertility map. Dr Lewis added that this was not limited just to India, but to other countries as well.