Population Matters blog archive
December 20th 2012
A sharp decline in deaths from malnutrition and infectious diseases like measles and tuberculosis has caused a shift in global mortality patterns over the past 20 years, according to a...
December 19th 2012
The UK population has grown at its fastest pace since the post-war baby boom in the past decade, according to the 2011 census figures out yesterday.
On census night, there were...
December 19th 2012
The first set of results from the 2011 Census in Scotland have shown that the population of the country was at its highest level ever.
The population on Census Day was...
December 14th 2012
The world’s urban population is expected to grow by 2.6 billion people between 2011 and 2050, bringing the total number of urbanites to 6.3 billion, according to new research conducted...
December 12th 2012
New technologies, dwindling resources and explosive population growth in the next 18 years will alter the global balance of power and trigger radical economic and political changes at a speed...
December 11th 2012
The population of England and Wales swelled between 2001 and 2011 after an influx of 2.9 million people born abroad, while the number of Christians plunged, according to census data...
December 6th 2012
China is facing increasing difficulties to feed its growing population which is at the same time becoming more affluent. Although China has achieved nine consecutive years of increase in grain...
December 5th 2012
Africa's lions are running out of habitat and some populations, especially those in West Africa, are running toward extinction, according to a study published Tuesday.
Using new satellite data, a research...
December 2nd 2012
Planning Minister Nick Boles has blamed Labour’s immigration policies for his controversial claim that large swathes of the countryside must be concreted over for housing.
Mr Boles said that nearly half...
December 1st 2012
China is considering relaxing its family-planning policies as the problems of a graying society loom.
Changes being mulled include encouraging more families to have a second child, winding back a policy...
UK: Act to keep sex ed real
The need for sex education
The cost of larger families
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