Following a 30-year boy-to-girl birth rate imbalance, up to 800,000 ‘extra’ men born since the mid-1980s will be unable to find a South Korean woman to marry. That has big demographic consequences.
With the right investment in health and education, Nigeria’s high population can spur economic development.
It’s not entirely accurate to say that you’re more likely to die in a car accident than in a plane crash. Chances are, you’re not the average person.
Vital records document the birth, death, marriage and divorce of every individual. A more centralized system in the US could help public health researchers better study pandemics and disease.
More people died from the austerity in the five years before the pandemic than have died from COVID since.
Nasty, brutish – but not necessarily short. Here’s how archaeologists know plenty of people didn’t die young.
Census is a huge scientific responsibility that requires a high level of preparedness, transparency and quality assurance.
Data collection has been used as a weapon against LGBTQ+ communities.
Immigration has historically offset America’s low fertility rate, but the recent dramatic drop in immigration threatens that trend.
Because of the pandemic, we know less about the shape and size of our society than we have for decades.
The ‘exodus’ from capital cities amounts to 0.06% of their populations – similar to recent years – and people are still moving to the cities. What’s missing is growth driven by international migrants.
Once the pandemic is over, London’s gravitational pull is likely to come back into play.
Planning for Nigeria’s next census scheduled for 2021 must address critical issues.
Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.
Long before coronavirus hit Australia we were moving less between states and regions. Some worry about economic impacts, but a greater concern is inequality if some people find themselves ‘trapped’.
People living in rural and small town America have much at stake in the 2020 census. But census participation tends to be lower in rural areas.
South Africa’s data collection is constantly improving. That’s especially true when it comes to metrics that weren’t collected or were distorted for political purposes during apartheid.
Once seen as being driven mainly by retirees, migration out of of our biggest cities to less crowded coastal regions is now being led by younger Australians.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Australia is “the highest-growing country in the world”, with population growth “double than a lot of other countries”. Is that right?
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.