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Immigration is a dying issue

<b>(CNN) —</b> A joke about the politics of immigration is that things are going nowhere, faster than ever. Even though the immigration debate hasn't changed in years, someone should tell Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton that the immigration reality has. Demographics have shifted in Mexico and in Central …

Hara Hachi Bu: The Okinawan's Secret to Longevity

Hara hachi bu (also commonly referred to as <i>hara hachi bun me</i>) is a Confucian teaching that advises people to eat only until they are approximately 80 …

Nicolas Sarkozy says immigrants must accept "your ancestors are the Gauls"

French presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy courted fresh controversy on Monday by insisting that immigrants granted citizenship in France must accept "your ancestors are the Gauls".<p>In his latest attempt to woo the far-Right at a public meeting in the northern Paris suburb of Franconville, the …

This is what a world map looks like when scaled according to population size

RECONSTRUCTING MAPS based on different variables can be super helpful for understanding the world form a different perspective. A new cartogram by …

Population

Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panic

Photograph: Alamy<p>The population of Ashford in Kent grew by nearly 30% between 1984 and 2009.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>https://media.guim.co.uk/715f249343c4d1f4024d33a255a583db773b3da5/0_39_640_384/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images<p>Ashford’s residents are divided over the town’s fast growth, but …

Australia's population will reach 24 million in February

Australian Bureau of Statistics says migration made up more than half the population increase in the year to July 2015, with birthrate dropping<p>In the early hours of Tuesday, Australia’s population clock will tick over to 24 million.<p>The milestone follows record overseas migration, which made up more …

Japan's population declines for first time since 1920s – official census

Fall of nearly one million in official figures shows that demographic problems will be a reality for country in the future<p>Japan’s population has fallen by nearly one million, according to new statistics – the first decline since official census records began in the 1920s.<p>The country lost 947,345 …

San Francisco

French named best baby-makers in all of Europe

At 2.01 births per woman, France's fertility rate is followed by Ireland on 1.94, Sweden on 1.88 and and Britain on 1.81, the EU's Eurostat data …

The inexorable rise in life expectancy

The growth of lifespan has remained linear, and there is little reason to suppose it will level off any time soon.

Italy set to double child benefit to combat low birth rate

<b>Italy's health minister has outlined plans to double child benefit to combat what she described as an "apocalyptic" decline in the country's birth rate.</b><p>Beatrice Lorenzin said the monthly bonus for lower income families should be twice the current €80 (£60; $90).<p>Ms Lorenzin also called for higher …

Global life expectancy increases to 71.4 years

Life is getting longer, reports World Health Organisation, at the fastest rate since the 1960s<p>Life expectancy across the globe has increased by five years since 2000, the fastest rise in lifespans since the 1960s, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).<p>Babies born in 2015 can expect to …

worldhealthorganisation

The world is about to see an unprecendented demographic shift

The world is about to see a mind-blowing demographic situation that will be a first in human history: There are about to be more elderly people than …

Demographics

Fertility rate higher among over-40s than under-20s for first time since 1947

Rate has more than trebled in over-40s since 1981 and average age of women giving birth is now 30.3, ONS figures show<p>The fertility rate of women aged 40 and above has surpassed that of women aged under 20 for the first time since 1947, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).<p>The older …

Demographics

As Switzerland ages, the pension system gets stretched

For nearly 70 years, retirees in Switzerland have been guaranteed a decent pension through old age insurance. But data analysis shows that the …

Germans should have to work until 69, says Bundesbank

<b>Elderly Germans may have to keep working until the age of 69 if a Bundesbank proposal is adopted.</b><p>It says Berlin should consider raising the retirement age to that level by 2060, from around 65 at the moment.<p>The central bank says that otherwise the country may struggle to honour its pension …

Which EU country has the largest number of citizens living overseas?

<i>Europe is a key topic at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2017. Watch the session on 'Which Europe Now?' here.</i><p>Immigration is the subject of …

Think the world is overcrowded? These 10 maps show why you’re wrong

<b>Italy</b><p>Based on data from NASA/SEDAC, this map shows how Italy’s population is distributed – half lives in the densely-packed purple areas (8% of the …

IS HAVING CHILDREN BAD FOR THE PLANET?

With today’s newborns facing ecological catastrophe within decades, many people now believe that the best thing they can do for their future …

Ecology

Why Italy’s “Fertility Day” is backfiring

Aging populations and declining birthrates are a demographic concern of many developed countries, but Italy’s take on how to solve the problem has …

Japan's sex problem is setting up a 'demographic time bomb,' and it could be spreading

Japanese women are having so few children that the country's population could drop by half in 24 years.<p>The data reveals that roughly 1 million babies were born in Japan in 2015. Meanwhile, 1.3 million people died. That's a net loss of almost 300,000 people.<p>New data released by UBS makes the trend …