The average woman in Niger has over seven children – nearly triple the average across developing countries.
Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful sub-Saharan African nation, handle its baby boom?
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and SA Best leader Nick Xenophon provided different narratives about youth populations in the state.
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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.
Paraguayan farmers are demanding agrarian reforms that would restore lost jobs to the countryside.
Too many able-bodied Paraguayans are underemployed, fuelling frustration and entrenching inequality.
Work’s over, back to school.
As the post-war generation retire, they're keen to keep learning.
It’s all your fault!
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It's become fashionable to blame those born in the post-war baby boom for all today's economic woes. But this is unfair – and wrong.
Does a boom in babies give the economy a boost or cause a bust?
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Research shows baby booms are generally bad news for the economy – at least for the boom's babies.
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…
Tony Abbott hopes his paid parental leave policy will lead to a baby boom. Is he right?
Opposition leader Tony Abbott has said he hopes the recently announced Coalition paid parental leave (PPL) scheme will lead to a baby boom. Such hopes are consistent with his earlier expression of support…