Roberts, Marcus
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French fertility declining, but still highest in the EU

France's population could outstrip Germany's in time.

Date posted: 2017-03-31

The answer to Germany's demographic issues?

More flexible work conditions

Date posted: 2017-03-31

How to get Chinese families to have more children?

Moving to a two-child policy doesn't seem to be enough.

Date posted: 2017-03-31

Are you grateful for your partner's housework?

There are good reasons to be grateful...

Date posted: 2017-03-10

Which European countries have over 40% of their population migrating?

As the world's economically developed nations age and their fertility rates continue to stay below replacement levels, working aged people will become more and more valuable.

Date posted: 2017-03-08

China's two child policy starting to have some impact

But is it enough to change China's demographic future?

Date posted: 2017-02-18

Update on Yemen

10.3 million Yemenis require immediate assistance to save or sustain their lives [and] at least two million people need emergency food assistance to survive.

Date posted: 2017-02-15

A new type of retirement home

Architects are redesigning the way retirees live in Korea.

Date posted: 2017-02-05

The upside of a growing population

One of the underlying arguments that we keep coming back to here at this blog is that fears of global overpopulation are, to some extent, dangerous to human respect and dignity.

Date posted: 2017-02-05

Most of us are "overfat"

The world population today is unprecedented: it is obviously the largest is human history and is continuing to grow. However, as a whole the world's population is also the richest and best-fed in human history. In 2015 we noted that those living in poverty has declined to less than 10% of the global population for the first time ever

Date posted: 2017-02-04

Paris's population declines

The city of Paris is home to about 2.2 million people and is the largest in France. However, in the five years to 2014, the city's residential population dropped by 13,000, a relatively small decline, but one that has led some of the city's leaders to start blaming an unlikely source, Airbnb.

Date posted: 2017-01-24

Have China's "missing girls" been found?

Are reports of a sex ratio imbalance exaggerated?

Date posted: 2017-01-03

The two-child policy: will it help Chinese economic growth or ageing?

You probably remember the change in China's one child policy to a two child policy at the start of 2016.After thirty-odd years of trying to reduce the number of children that its subjects have, the Chinese Communist Party reversed course to try and increase its fertility rates.

Date posted: 2017-01-03

What is Nigeria's population?

More questions about the official figures.

Date posted: 2017-01-03