Large-scale emergencies can be a strain, even in one of the world's richest countries. Population growth, income inequality and fragile supply chains may make the problem worse.
Most European nations have seen suicide rates fall by 20 percent or more. Research is limited, but some studies blame US inequality.
Poverty rates across the suburban landscape have increased by 50 percent since 1990. This suburbanization of poverty is one of the most important demographic trends of the last 50 years.
The number of births in the US is down 2 percent. That pops the country's 'fertility bubble' – and brings numbers closer in line with peer countries.
Over the last 50 years, Americans have steadily gotten older, more bicoastal and less likely to move to a new city.
Most people think of entrepreneurship as a young person's game. But the highest-growth firms in the US come from entrepreneurs who are 45 years old.
Is asking people about race or sexuality a prerequisite for social justice – or a tool of discrimination?
Recent changes to the 2020 census are worrying experts who say they may lead to an undercount. It's an issue other democracies have also grappled with throughout history.
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 upcoming census, like many before it, will boil complex information on race, ethnicity and ancestry into just two questions. That leaves a lot of important information out of the data.
In the 1990s, older Californians struggled to make way for a younger, more diverse generation. Here’s how that 'racial generation gap’ transformed the state – and what it means for the rest of the US.
The audio version of a long read on stalling life expectancy in the UK.
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.
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 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.
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.
Australia will be left behind without adequate planning and preparation on fertility issues.
John Thompson was more than just another Washington bean counter. His resignation may affect which party controls Congress after 2020.
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.