In a South Australian leaders' debate, Jay Weatherill and Nick Xenophon disagreed over the extent to which young people are leaving the state in search of better opportunities. We asked the experts.
The Department of Justice wants to add a citizenship question to the next census. That could mess up the Census Bureau's data and damage public trust in the system.
How to explore the pathways for an objective alliance between demographic dynamics and youth education in sub-Saharan Africa.
An analysis of more than 800 top-grossing films suggests diverse movies struggle in front of international audiences.
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?
The population is aging in Canada and around the world. It's time to focus our attentions on optimal aging instead of grimly tallying the burdens of growing old.
There's no reason why small families shouldn't become the norm in Africa. But this will depend on improving education opportunities for women and improving birth control policies.
Today algorithms are ubiquitous, yet often misunderstood. Rather than mysterious entities, they're closer to recipes, and the quality of the output depends on the input – in their case, data.
Is this why we are in an age of intergenerational conflict?
In the Middle East, tens of millions of young people have few opportunities – and plenty to be angry about.
John Thompson was more than just another Washington bean counter. His resignation may affect which party controls Congress after 2020.
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.
A future of trade wars and isolationism will not solve the grand challenges which are dragging down fragile economies.
Unlike other issues, climate change has broad support among millennials across political parties and races. But it's unclear that they'll convert that into political activism.
How southern accents, Puerto Ricans and bias at the polls could change the map of traditional swing states as we know it.
Donald Trump's racist appeals to white fear may have doomed his campaign – and his party.
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.
New data suggests humans may not get older than 125 years. But should we take it seriously? Every time a limit to lifespan has been proposed in the past it has been surpassed.
Algorithms can discriminate, even when their designers don't intend that to happen. But they also can make detecting bias easier.
The numerical basis used to study African economies suffers from major knowledge gaps. This needs to improve if numbers are to inform policies that will encourage growth and push back poverty.