Demography

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The Aging Emerging Economies

Population aging is often cited as a major economic challenge for the developed world. But a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) shows that shifting demographics pose an even greater threat to the growth prospects of many emerging economies.  Over the last 50 years, the world’s 1.6% annual population growth fueled a surging … Continue reading

US Demographics – The “diversity explosion”

Brookings Senior Fellow William Frey estimates that by the year 2044 whites will no longer be a majority in the U.S. In his book, “Diversity Explosion,” Frey highlights that this demographic shift will have a profound impact on U.S. society, politics, and economics. In the latest Brookings Essay, former Brookings Fellow Jennifer Bradley tackles whether … Continue reading

Unemployment and Parenthood – Its impact differs according to the relationship research finds

Unemployment leads to earlier entries into parenthood for both men and women. However, its impact differs according to the relationship status in which it is experienced. Unemployed men who cohabit and unemployed women who are single have a higher probability of becoming parents. Among married individuals the timing of parenthood is determined largely by the … Continue reading

UK – More than 8.6 million people are now living in London, a record high

The Mayor of London has confirmed that the capital is now home to more people than at any time in its history. More than 8.6 million people are now living in London with the latest projections estimating that the city will be home to 11million people by 2050.  Today’s announcement confirms the capital’s status as … Continue reading

EU – Labor force projections up to 2053 by level of educational attainment

A significant amount of research has been published on the potential economic consequences of population aging in developed economies. One topic that has received repeated attention is the expected shrinkage in absolute and relative terms of the working population between the ages 15 and 65. Concurrently, the share of people above the age of 65 … Continue reading

The long-term employment challenge – The productivity solution

Global employment growth has been slowing for more than two decades. By around 2050, our research finds, the global number of employees is likely to peak. In fact, employee headcounts are already declining in Germany, Italy, Japan, and Russia; in China and South Korea, they are likely to begin falling as early as 2024. While … Continue reading

By 2030, many of the world’s largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs Rainer Strack says

It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world’s largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled — and quite charming — talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests that countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing job seekers. But to do that, … Continue reading

What About Low Fertility in US ? Six Fertility Lessons

First, a fertility rate of 1.9 is nothing to worry about. It is still high by international standards and likely to tick back up as the economy recovers. Second, young people cannot be “bribed” into having children through lower taxes or large baby bonuses. (Organizing work and school schedules to suit modern family life is … Continue reading

Population aging could have effects that are positive study says

In this paper, we addressed the important question of how selected areas of life will be affected as populations grow older and smaller. We used the case of Germany, a country that is at a relatively advanced stage of the demographic transition, to study the potential long-run implications of population aging. In the decades prior … Continue reading

World Population – Adolescents, youth and the transformation of the future: the Power of 1.8 Billion

Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive today, and because they are the shapers and leaders of our global future. They matter because they have inherent human rights that must be fulfilled. Yet, in a world of adult concerns, young people are often overlooked. This tendency cries out for … Continue reading

UK – 12.4% or 1 in 8, were born abroad in 2013, 8.9% in 2004 finds ONS

This article outlines the latest population estimates for the UK by country of birth and nationality, covering the period from 2004 up to the latest data for the year ending December 2013. The report discusses how these figures have changed over this period and highlights any statistically significant changes over the past two years in … Continue reading

World Population – 11 billion people by 2100

There are currently 7.2 billion people on the planet. We may need to make room for 11 billion. A new study in Science argues that the world’s population is likely to grow to nearly 11 billion by 2100 if current trends hold. What’s more, the global population now seems unlikely to stabilize this century. This in … Continue reading

Canada – Aging population expected to go west

Canada’s population will shift dramatically in the next half century, becoming greyer, more diverse and more concentrated in the four Western provinces. A portrait of Canada in the next 50 years shows the country’s population could reach up to 63.5 million people by 2063 compared with 35.2 million last year, Statistics Canada projections show. The … Continue reading

US Demography – Half of Americans single

Single Americans make up more than half of the adult population for the first time since the government began compiling such statistics in 1976. Some 124.6 million Americans were single in August, 50.2 percent of those who were 16 years or older, according to data used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly … Continue reading

Maps – Median age of every country in the world

Using data from the CIA Factbook, we’ve created the graphics below to show you the median age of every country in the world. There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today — and that means that many countries have populations younger than ever before. Chosen excerpts by … Continue reading

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