Tag Archives: demographics

China’s “Interesting Times”

As China rings in the New Year, a brief look at some of the problems the country is facing.

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The Problem with Counting Nigerians

How large is the Nigerian population really? Nobody knows for sure.

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Global Migration in Perspective

Back in 1900, immigrants made up 3% of the global population. What is the percentage today?

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China: Where Young Men Are Looking for Brides

A cultural bias towards male heirs is creating a vast gender divide in China.

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5 Facts: The Biggest Predicament for Israel

Adverse demographic trends are at the heart of the problems for Israel.

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Birth Rates in Africa: Not Following Asia

More contraception would help Africa educate the young and govern itself.

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Sizing Up Europe

What is the average population size of an EU country? 5, 10, 20 or 40 million?

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California Vs. the United States

California is a land of its own, constrained by 49 other states. How many of the smallest U.S. states would it take to reach the population of California?

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Why I Am (Still) Optimistic About Russia

Why is Russia, despite its serious economic challenges, still worthy of being a BRIC?

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Europe and the Arab World in the 21st Century

Does more unite the Arab world and Europe than divides them?

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