Canada Hits Record Population Growth Through Immigration

The country grew by over 1 million people last year, almost all newcomers, as the federal government pushes more immigration to plug labor shortages.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #records-and-achievements, #statistics-canada, #trudeau-justin

Out-of-Towners Head to ‘Climate-Proof Duluth’

The former industrial town in Minnesota is coming to terms with its status as a refuge for people moving from across the country because of climate change.

#duluth-minn, #global-warming, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #temperature

Many Undocumented Immigrants Are Departing After Decades in the U.S.

Crowded scenes at the border do not necessarily translate into an increase in the undocumented population. Many other immigrants have been returning home.

#illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #manhattan-nyc, #massey-douglas-s-1952, #oaxaca-mexico, #population

China, Needing Babies, Eases Limits on Births

A number of new incentives encouraging people to have children highlight the challenges China faces in trying to boost its declining birthrate.

#artificial-insemination, #birth-rates, #china, #in-vitro-fertilization, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #population, #single-persons

Aging Societies

Asia’s population is shrinking faster than any other continent’s.

#china, #east-asia, #elderly, #internal-storyline-no, #population

Can China Reverse Its Population Decline? Just Ask Sweden.

Wealthy countries have been trying to boost their birthrates for decades. The results have been pretty similar.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #child-care, #china, #hungary, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #sweden

In Maine, a Rare Influx of New Residents, and a Housing Crunch

New arrivals over the last few years have fueled hopes of population growth, but workers increasingly struggle to find housing in a market gone wild.

#affordable-housing, #boston-mass, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maine, #massachusetts, #mills-janet-t-1947, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #northeastern-states-us, #population, #portland-me, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rural-areas, #searsport-me, #vermont

Why Black Families Are Leaving New York, and What It Means for the City

Black children in particular are disappearing from the city, and many families point to one reason: Raising children here has become too expensive.

#adams-eric-l, #banks-david-c-1962, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

The Double Whammy Making Italy the West’s Fastest Shrinking Nation

Italy’s population of elder Italians is soaring as its birthrate plummets, putting the country at the forefront of a global demographic trend that experts call the “silver tsunami.”

#birth-rates, #elderly, #italy, #meloni-giorgia-1977, #piacenza-italy, #politics-and-government, #population

Republicans Are Riding High on ‘Place-Based Resentment’

The anger felt by rural voters toward the Democratic Party is driving a regional realignment.

#democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #johnson-ron-1955, #midterm-elections-2022, #population, #presidential-election-of-1992, #presidential-election-of-2016, #republican-party, #rural-areas, #senate, #sociology, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-areas

I.V.F. Offers Hope in China, Even to the Government

China is trying urgently to address its declining population. One idea is to subsidize assisted fertility procedures, which are often a last resort for couples and out of reach for many.

#birth-rates, #china, #denmark, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #population, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological

Five Rules for an Aging World

Why demography may be shaping up to be a bigger risk to the world than climate change.

#africa, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #france, #global-warming, #population, #russia, #south-korea, #ukraine, #youth

A Shrinking, Aging China May Have Backed Itself Into a Corner

A demographics challenge has been building for years, but Beijing’s preparations are lagging. Now, many worry that current measures may offer too little, too late.

#china, #international-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #population, #state-university-of-new-york, #women-and-girls, #xi-jinping

Why China’s Shrinking Population Is Cause for Alarm

China struggled for years to curtail its rapid population growth. Now that its population is declining, economists and others fear serious implications for China and countries around the world.

#apple-inc, #china, #nike-inc, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

China’s Decline Became Undeniable This Week. Now What?

Forget about a rising China. The dangerous part will be its decline.

#birth-rates, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #population, #xi-jinping

Davos Worries About a ‘Polycrisis’

So many global troubles have arisen that the political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland have adopted a buzzword to capture the moment.

#china, #internal-storyline-no, #musk-elon, #population, #tesla-motors-inc, #world-economic-forum

China’s Population Falls, Heralding a Demographic Crisis

Deaths outnumbered births last year for the first time in six decades. Experts see major implications for China, its economy and the world.

#birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #population

As Asian Societies Age, ‘Retirement’ Just Means More Work

Across East Asia, populations are graying faster than anywhere else in the world, and while younger generations shrink, older workers are often toiling well into their 70s and beyond.

#birth-rates, #china, #east-asia, #elderly, #japan, #labor-and-jobs, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #population, #retirement, #south-korea, #wages-and-salaries

Japan’s Business Owners Can’t Find Successors. This Man Is Giving His Away.

An owner’s struggle in Japan’s northern dairy region illuminates one of the potentially devastating economic impacts of an aging society.

#age-chronological, #agriculture-and-farming, #dairy-products, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #hokkaido-japan, #japan, #labor-and-jobs, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #population, #retirement, #rural-areas, #shutdowns-institutional

U.S. Population Ticks Up, but the Rate of Growth Stays Near Historic Lows

As the nation ages, immigration emerges as a key driver of population growth. And Texas and Florida continue to gain residents, while New York and California continue to lose them.

#birth-rates, #census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #states-us

Does American Society Need Abortion?

Is nothing else so important as to continue ensuring that thousands of unborn lives can be ended in utero every year?

#abortion, #akerlof-george-a, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #child-custody-and-support, #children-and-childhood, #ireland, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #population, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reeves-richard-1936, #rethinking-sex-a-provocation-book, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #single-parents, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #yellen-janet-l

An Italian Village Hit the Jackpot. Will That Save or Destroy It?

Tiny Livemmo won nearly 20 million euros to reverse its decline. Figuring out how to spend it is a big job, but someone’s got to do it.

#age-chronological, #birth-rates, #elderly, #europe, #internal-sub-only, #italy, #livemmo-italy, #longevity, #politics-and-government, #population, #telemedicine, #travel-and-vacations

Earth Now Has 8 Billion Humans. This Man Wishes There Were None.

For the sake of the planet, Les Knight, the founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction movement, has spent decades pushing one message: “May we live long and die out.”

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #population, #sustainable-living, #zero-population-growth

China’s Grandparents Are Done Babysitting and Ready to Go Viral

Rapping grannies, crooning 70-year-olds and gamers in their 80s are challenging traditional Chinese views about aging and what it means to have a long and happy life.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #elderly, #grandparents, #population, #social-media

The population question

Earth has reached 8 billion inhabitants. But more people doesn’t have to mean more greenhouse gas emissions.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #population, #sterilization-reproductive

In Los Angeles, Politics Are More Complex Than a Racist Recording Indicates

Recently leaked audio of Latino leaders exposed their ambition to gain power. But loyalties don’t always follow racial lines in the city’s most Latino district.

#black-people, #elections, #hispanic-americans, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-city-council, #population, #price-curren, #race-and-ethnicity, #south-los-angeles-los-angeles-calif

Can McKinsey Solve the NYC Trash Problem?

Maybe the trash problem in New York will be solved with color-coded garbage cans designed by expensive consultants. Or maybe the problem is much deeper.

#internal-sub-only, #mckinseyco, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #population, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #waste-materials-and-disposal

U.S. Population Growth Has Nearly Flatlined. Is That So Bad?

Countries around the world are confronting the costs — and potential benefits — of an aging population.

#birth-rates, #china, #debatable, #global-warming, #population

Who Are America’s Missing Workers?

The labor market appears hot, but the share of people who are either working or actively looking for a job still hasn’t quite recovered.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #long-covid, #population, #shortages, #united-states-economy

‘Captain Condom’ Turned the Tide in Thailand’s War on AIDS and Overpopulation

At a time when most Thais avoided discussing safe sex and family planning, Mechai Viravaidya promoted condom use with spectacle and humor, saving millions of lives.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bangkok-thailand, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #condoms, #mechai-viravaidya, #population, #rural-areas, #thailand, #united-nations, #vasectomy

Gerrymandered Redistricting Maps Have Become the Norm

The way we designed our system of political representation incentivizes the worst and most extreme elements of our politics.

#census, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #democratic-party, #denton-tex, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #jackson-ronny-l, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states

Air Pollution Kills 10 Million People a Year. Why Do We Accept That as Normal?

Threats often appear larger and more profound the farther off they are, and more manageable and even routine once they arrive

#air-pollution, #asthma, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #politics-and-government, #population, #respiratory-diseases

The Pandemic Flight of Wealthy New Yorkers Was a Once-in-a-Century Shock

New tax data reveal a steep population loss in 2020, toward the start of the pandemic. The exodus was temporary, but how much of its effects could be permanent?

#census, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-tax, #new-york-city, #population, #relocation-of-business, #telecommuting

As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’

Climate change and rapid population growth are shrinking the lake, creating a bowl of toxic dust that could poison the air around Salt Lake City.

#arsenic, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #global-warming, #great-salt-lake-utah, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #population, #salt-lake-city-utah, #water, #wind

U.S. Birthrate Ticks Up 1 Percent, Halting a Steady Decline

Data from the federal government showed last year’s increase was the first since 2014, and followed a sharp drop in 2020, the first full year of the coronavirus pandemic.

#birth-rates, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #population, #united-states

Census Likely Miscounted the Population of 14 States, a Review Finds

A survey indicated that census takers in 2020 undercounted the number of people in six states, mostly in the South, and overcounted in eight others. Covid is among many possible reasons.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #population, #states-us, #thompson-john-h-1951, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Right Weaponizes America Against Itself

You cannot defend the ideal of E pluribus unum by deleting pluribus.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #conspiracy-theories, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #population, #religion-and-belief, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Many 2020 Census Details Will Be Delayed Until 2023

The most contentious census in memory will also be the slowest to release detailed statistics for businesses and governments to use. Blame it (partly) on the pandemic.

#census, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

The Politics of Fear Show No Sign of Abating

New research in psychology and political science reveals just how deep our anxieties about others lie.

#fear-emotion, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #presidential-election-of-2024, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-economy, #whites

The Census Faces Privacy Concerns

Technology advances forced the Census Bureau to use sweeping measures to ensure privacy for respondents. The ensuing debate goes to the heart of what a census is.

#census, #census-bureau, #population, #privacy, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #statistics

China’s Widespread Lockdowns Will Bring an Economic Toll

The country’s zero-tolerance policy for coronavirus cases has analysts downgrading China economic growth forecasts.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #li-keqiang, #population

Descending Into Florida’s Underwater Caves

The world’s densest collection of freshwater springs is at the center of a slow-motion environmental tragedy.

#agriculture-and-farming, #algae, #aquifers, #diving-and-divers, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #manatees, #population, #rivers, #travel-and-vacations, #water, #water-pollution

For the New Census Bureau Director, the Challenge of the Decade

Robert L. Santos, a career statistician, heads an agency in recovery from a tumultuous 2020 census. In an interview, he talks about making the 2030 count better.

#census, #census-bureau, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #santos-robert-l-1954

Seven Decades Later, the 1950 Census Bares Its Secrets

Federal law kept the answers on millions of census forms secret for 72 years. The forms go online on Friday, a bonanza for historians, genealogists and the merely curious.

#archives-and-records, #census, #census-bureau, #computers-and-the-internet, #genealogy, #history-academic-subject, #national-archives-and-records-administration, #population, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Cities Lost Population in 2021, Leading to the Slowest Year of Growth in U.S. History

Although some of the fastest growing regions in the country continued to grow, the gains were nearly erased by stark losses in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

#census, #census-bureau, #millennial-generation, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rural-areas

A Low Birthrate Was Supposed to Weaken Russia. What Happened?

The invasion of Ukraine undermines our thinking about demographic liabilities.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #population, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts

China’s Divorce Rate Is Down, but So Are Marriages

While officials say a new law has helped save marriages, the bigger challenge in the country’s demographic crisis is that fewer people are getting married in the first place.

#birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #domestic-violence, #marriages, #politics-and-government, #population, #weddings-and-engagements

How U.S. Census Data May Be Changing

Some experts are arguing that it’s time for the census to aggressively make use of government data and other sources to augment its own decennial count.

#census, #census-bureau, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #population, #prewitt-kenneth, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

2020 Census Undercounted U.S. Population by Nearly 19 Million

The Census Bureau said it had undercounted Black, Latino and Indigenous people and overcounted white and Asian Americans.

#black-people, #census, #census-bureau, #hispanic-americans, #native-americans, #population

Far From the Big City, New Economic Life

Incomes are low in small-town Tennessee, but so is the cost of living. That attraction could be a key to reviving many rural areas.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #population, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rural-areas, #tennessee