Will the next director ensure everyone is counted?
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John Thompson was more than just another Washington bean counter. His resignation may affect which party controls Congress after 2020.
Melbourne is Australia’s fastest-growing city. Across Australia, the share of UK-born residents is declining, and the share of China-born and India-born residents has increased.
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Melbourne is Australia's most rapidly growing city, a title it wrested from Perth around 2013-14. Several of Australia's big cities are growing well above the national average population growth rate.
Where are the people really going?
Is Trump up or down? Will the public vote yes or no? Who will win the election? A mathematician's guide to understanding polls in the media.
Schoolchildren play on a New York subway.
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Nine out of 10 rural places experienced increases in diversity from 1990 to 2010. Data show a more diverse future is guaranteed across all of America, and there's no going back.
The view from Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.
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'Rural America' is a deceptively simple term for a remarkably diverse collection of places. Understanding – and improving – these parts of the country is critical for all Americans.
Public services are under threat from government cuts, not migration.
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When it comes to public services, it's not just a question of demand, but also one of supply.
A line of people outside the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles.
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How can we possibly know how many millions of people are living in the U.S. illegally? Demographers have actually refined a simple formula that's worked pretty well since the 1970s.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson addresses the Senate.
In her maiden speech to the Senate, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Australia is in danger of being swamped by Muslims. What does the data say?
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Italy is the latest in a line of countries with ageing populations trying to boost proceation through a 'fertility day'.
Long before the election was called, Labor leader Bill Shorten was in Eden-Monaro talking about the cost of living.
Superannuation, health and child care are among the issues that are likely to matter most to voters in the bellwether NSW seats of Eden-Monaro, Robertson and Lindsay.
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Some scenarios put the UK population at just under 80m by 2039. Here are the facts.
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Incentives to encourage childbearing haven't worked elsewhere in Asia – can they in China?
Japan: not getting any younger.
Worries about overpopulation aren't being felt everywhere.
A lot of people in Indonesia juggle precarious jobs in the informal sector. They work without employment contracts and can lose their jobs without warning.
Indonesia has a large young workforce. But this can be a problem if they can't find jobs.
Old people in many countries are less likely to own a car.
Could developed countries' ageing populations help clean up the climate? New research suggests that a 1% increase in the proportion of over-65s delivers a 1.5% cut in carbon dioxide emissions.
Australia’s projected population for 2050 in the fourth Intergenerational Report is 1.9 million larger than the 35.9 million projected by the third report.
How appropriate were the fourth Intergenerational Report's demographic assumptions? Should greater attention be paid to the potential consequences of population growth?
Giving today’s kids a flying start with early education will be crucial to helping them fill the gap left behind by retiring Baby Boomers.
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The problem with Australia’s population ageing is not that there are too many older people – it’s that there are not enough young people to support them. That presents many challenges to Australia’s continued…
Demography is destiny. It’s an old idea but it remains as true as ever, despite the fact that it doesn’t get anything like the attention it deserves. It’s not hard to see why: not only is there a crowded…
Up in the air.
Men who leave school or university during a recession experience better health in later life than those who graduate during a boom, while women experience worse health if leaving school or university during…
Some research shows outcomes may not be as closely related to socioeconomic status as often thought.
In a recent article in The Conversation, Stewart Riddle cited UK, US and Australian research to argue that: … social class is the strongest predictor of educational achievement. But recent research shows…