Many cities collect valuable data on themselves.
Many cities lack the resources to analyze their own vast troves of administrative data.
Life expectancy has been steadily improving in the UK for 110 years. Until now.
Since 1800, the world’s population has multiplied seven and a half times.
The world’s population has reached 7.5 billion and is expected to climb to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Why will population growth inevitably continue? Should we try to reduce or stop this growth?
Indonesia should start a nationwide movement to combat digital illiteracy, a hidden inequality that persists in much of the country.
Indonesia has a lot of catching up to do to provide its people with skills, including digital literacy, to find jobs in a shifting landscape propelled by innovation in digital technology.
Interventions piloted in the North to help meet the SDGs may not be as efficacious in the Global South.
Leaving no-one behind is a catchphrase that seeks to ensure that all people benefit from the global development agenda set in the sustainable development goals.
Australian women are having two or fewer babies over their life-course.
Australia will be left behind without adequate planning and preparation on fertility issues.
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.