Demographics

The Challenge of Getting Older People in Developing Countries Seen, Heard and Helped

Toby Porter | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Toby Porter

But what about the hundreds of millions of older people in countries without this social security architecture, and where little or no such services exist? By 2050, 80% of the world's population over 60 will be living in developing countries. What sort of older age can they look forward to?

Africa's Next Billion Can World Leaders Help Us Reap the Benefits of the Demographic Dividend?

Esther Worae | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Esther Worae

Speaking as a midwife and one of the 1.1 billion people living in Africa, to my mind, there is one recurring topic that perfectly fits this year's theme: "Reshaping of the World"- and that is the future of our people.

Global AgeWatch Index - Set to Be the Watchdog to Guard Against Global Complacency

Silvia Stefanoni | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK
Silvia Stefanoni

One of the effects of the world's rapidly ageing population is that we are entering the era of the 'age bulge', when the older population increases in size relative to younger people. The 'youth bulge' of today is fast becoming the 'age bulge' of tomorrow.

Post 2015 at the UN: A Unified Approach for Equality

Silvia Stefanoni | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK
Silvia Stefanoni

Together with migration, urbanisation, climate change and population growth, ageing is a transformative phenomenon affecting our world. One of the effects of rapid population ageing across the world is that we are entering the era of the 'age bulge', when the older population increases in size relative to younger people.

We Love Numbers - Are They Our Downfall?

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

We humans adore measuring things. The love affair started as early as the 4th and 5th millennia BC when the ancient peoples of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and...

'Sleepwalking Into Segregation'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A "retreat" of white Britons from areas where minorities live is limiting cultural integration, according to research by think tank Demos. Analysis of...

'Less TV And More Fun'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

BNP supporters have been told to breed more to increase the number of white people living in Britain. After the party lost every seat it contested ...

London: A Rising Island of Religion in a Secular Sea

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK
Eric Kaufmann

Global demographic shifts become amplified in immigration gateways like London. To see what this might mean politically, consider the long history of demographic change in America.

Demographic Anxiety and the US Election

Ben Bankhurst | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Bankhurst

The assumption that white America is somehow both culturally and politically the 'real' or 'traditional' America is absurd. White America as some unchanging monolith does not exist. It never has.

Why the Republicans Will Continue to Oppose Obama on Immigration

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

Despite the conciliatory talk of several elite Republicans, don't expect the GOP to suddenly go soft on immigration.

The Long Lost Golden Era Of Comedy

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Tiernan Douieb

Aside from getting confused about how anyone can listen to more than three dubstep tracks in a row without feeling like they need a shit, I am wary of criticising anything or pretending that it was much better in my day.

Britain's Population Timebomb Defused?

Barney Stringer | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Barney Stringer

Unpredicted and unannounced Britain now finds itself right in the middle of an extraordinary new baby boom, a fresh bulge-generation that will help shape our country for the rest of the 21st century. Has Britain cheated demographic destiny?

UN says World's 7 Billionth Human Born Today

Rolf Schuttenhelm | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Tech
Rolf Schuttenhelm

There is about a 20 percent chance the world's 7,000,000,000th human inhabitant will be born in India - by far the highest chance for any individual country. If so, let's hope for a girl, although that chance would be less than 50 per cent...