Population

IMF offers three-pillared prescription for African growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Countries in sub-Saharan Africa need to get their budgets in order, diversify their economies and look after their poorest …

World Economy

Women in their 30s are having more babies than women in their 20s — this is a first

10 Face/Shutterstock<p>For decades, American women have gradually pushed back the age at which they choose to become parents.<p>Now, for the first time, women in their 30s are having more children than those in their 20s, according to preliminary 2016 data released by the Centers for Disease Control and …

United States

Israel’s demographic future: Crowded and very religious

Israel’s projected future looks a lot like a visit to the Jerusalem central bus station: crowded and very religious.<p>According to a government report …

Israel

NYC Life Expectancy Rises, But Racial And Wealth Disparities Remain

<i>(via Flickr user L.A. Nolan)</i><p>New York City's life expectancy is up compared to when it was studied ten years ago, according to a new report by the …

New York City

What Would Happen If Every Dead Human Came Back To Life At Once?

The majority of reincarnated humans would die again pretty quickly.<p>Human population this year passed an astonishing 7.5 billion. As we learn in this new video from RealLifeLore, that's 7 percent of the number of all human being who have <i>ever</i> existed, a total which is about 108.2 billion if you start …

Life Expectancy

China ended its one-child policy and became a 'demographic time bomb' anyway

According to a new survey released by the recruitment website Zhaopin, 67% of working women with one child don't want a second, up from 50% in 2014, The New York Times reports. In addition, the survey found 40% of childless women don't want any kids at all, up from 21% in 2016.<p>Economists tend to …

Human Geography

Trends - United Nations Population Division | Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Timely and accurate information about population trends continues to be in high demand. Knowledge about the current size and structure of a country’s …

Human Geography

The Top 9 National Trends in 2017 Startup Activity

The Kauffman Foundation’s annual Startup Activity Index has just dropped for the year, and with it a collection of data-driven insights on the state …

Startups

Economic Growth With Low Unemployment: Lessons From Fast-Growing Cities In The Pacific Northwest

Can the U.S. economy grow faster now that we are at 4.4 percent unemployment? The experience of fast-growing communities in the Pacific Northwest …

Pacific Northwest

The six things Australians blame for high property prices, according to survey

Property prices in the country’s biggest capital cities have soared over the past five years, but a new survey shows Australians don’t all agree on …

How to cut cars, boost walking

Auckland secured a coup last month when for the first time fewer people drove cars into the city centre during morning rush hour than the number of …

Cities

China's Demographic Time Bomb Continues to Tick - Bloomberg

China's demographic time bomb continues to tick.<p>Even after the government cleared the way for couples to have a second child, working women are …

Human Geography

Uganda's Median Age Is Under 16

The median age is under 16.<p>The country of Uganda is facing a unique set of grave issues due to the fact that the median age of its population is under the age of 16, according to the BBC.<p>Children in Uganda are sometimes orphaned at a young age and left to fend for themselves. Seven out of every 10 …

Human Geography

Let’s Not Forget This Trump Policy Will Kill Women Around the World

On Monday, the Trump administration continued its global war on reproductive health by announcing the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy, a destructively large expansion of the Global Gag Rule.<p>In the past, the Global Gag Rule has barred family planning NGOs from receiving U.S. …

Rights & Freedoms

Correction: US Births & Deaths story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 17 about U.S. births and deaths, The Associated Press erroneously reported last year's birth rates. The rates were calculated per 1,000 women, not 100,000. The rate per 1,000: 103 for women in their early 30s, and 102 for late 20s. The rate for all women of …

Human Geography

Virtual digital assistants will overtake world population by 2021

All those Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and Alexa installations are going to add up over the coming year, claims a forecast by Ovum.<p>The global …

Automation

The Greatest Story Ever Told... for Now

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p>In April, the world lost its last link with the 19th century when Emma Martina Luigia Morano died in her home at the age of 117. Born on Nov. 29, 1899, she had survived two world wars, 20 years of fascism, more than 70 other Italian governments …

History

Get used to your commute: data confirms houses near jobs are too expensive

Australia’s capital cities are getting more and more units, that are largely concentrated and come with a hefty price tag, a new report shows. And …

Housing

Developers stuck in 'limbo land' as record supply fails to deliver affordability

Despite record levels of home building, Sydney’s housing supply continues to fall behind population growth and is failing to deliver improvements in …

Housing

4 Emerging Markets With Demographic ‘Time Bombs’

Investors should consider population growth in their emerging market country allocations, fund provider WisdomTree says.<p>Four nations with the lowest …

Investing

Japan’s Shrinking Population - Bloomberg QuickTake

The Situation<p>Japan’s population of 127 million is forecast to shrink by about one-third in the next five decades. The proportion of over-64-year-olds …

Economics

Abortion Rates Drop When Birth Control Usage Goes Up, Yet Republicans Want to Limit Access to Birth…

Abortion Rates Drop When Birth Control Usage Goes Up, Yet Republicans Want to Limit Access to Birth Control<p>Preventing abortions seems to rank fairly …

Birth Control

Test Strips Allow People Using Opioids To Test Their Supply For Fentanyl

The synthetic drug is extremely powerful and is contributing to the high number of overdoses across the country. These kits could help people …

Health Policy

One more for Epic: Premise Health picks vendor for worksite health centers

Exec says the ability to share information and integrate with population health tools will help to drive change in the health and wellbeing of the …

Digital Health

The Bubble Is Real: Half of US Population Lives in Less Than 5% of Nation's Counties

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, the narrative of 'Two Americas' was validated. One red, one blue. One right, one left.<p>While Trump ended up …

Los Angeles

Black Bear Population On Rise In Mountain Forest Habitats After Hunting Humans Slashed Numbers

Black bears are coming back, returning to previous numbers before humans started taking over their forest homes and hunting them.<p>Research published …

Wildlife

Analysis suggests Australia will become home for more childless couples

Data analysis suggests childless couples will become the most common family type in Australia by 2023. A sociologist says the trend is happening …

Australian Universities

Using dogs to find cats: overcoming the challenges of tracking cheetahs

Cheetahs are Africa’s rarest big cat. Only an estimated 7,000 individuals are thought to survive in the wild. They’re spread across 32 populations …

Wildlife

Earth's population just hit 7.5 billion people

Over 7.5 billion people now reside on planet Earth, according to the World Population Clock. But with more people could comes less access to …

Geography

The U.S. census is in trouble. This is why it’s crucial to what the nation knows about itself.

The U.S. census has recently been the subject of political argument. After contentious discussions before a congressional panel, John Thompson, the director of the Census Bureau, stepped down last week. To provide background information on the census and what it does, I interviewed Kenneth Prewitt, …

Human Geography