Japan - Where did the children go?
Marcus Roberts | 22 May 2013
The number of Japanese under the age of 15 has hit (another) record low.
Migrants set to become majority in UK
Shannon Roberts | 22 May 2013
A new academic study commissioned by Oxford University has found that minority groups will make up 40% of the United Kingdom by 2050, making it one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Moreover, it is not just the UK that is set to change, but all European countries.
A shortage of women workers in China pushes up wages
Michael Cook | 20 May 2013
Believe it or not, China is facing labour shortages. There is a shortage of women (I wonder why) and wages are rising. The Economist reports in this video.
Chinese Author Ma Jian and the One-Child Policy
Marcus Roberts | 17 May 2013
More first hand testimony from inside China about the one-child policy's effects.
Bugs for Breakfast anyone?
Shannon Roberts | 15 May 2013
A book just released by the United Nations, Edible Insects: future prospects for food and feed security, discusses the benefits that insect farming could potentially have on the environment and on the supply of food worldwide. It is certainly 'food for thought' on the various food sources we don't even tap into - especially given that the media often postulates on overpopulation and a lack of food. But would we want to?
Ageing Population = Lower Productivity Growth?
Marcus Roberts | 13 May 2013
A report by Fredrik Nerbrand of the HSBC suggest that an ageing workforce is a less productive one.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Marcus Roberts | 08 May 2013
A new report has been released by Save the Children entitled: "Surviving the First Day"
Volunteering in New Zealand
Marcus Roberts | 06 May 2013
Have changes in our society made volunteering a dying art?
The Orthodox Will Inherit the Earth (Or at least their Children Will)
Marcus Roberts | 03 May 2013
In a recent issue of Time magazine (at least the online version) Mary Eberstadt made the claim that “In the War Over Christianity, Orthodoxy is Winning”.
Spain is Shrinking
Marcus Roberts | 02 May 2013
Spain's population has declined in 2012. Is this the start of a longterm trend?
World’s Oldest Man Turns 116
Shannon Roberts | 29 April 2013
Ten days ago on the 19th of April, the world’s oldest person celebrated his 116th birthday in Kyoto, Japan, becoming the oldest person ever (well at least that we know of!). He was born all the way back in 1897. Will we rush to study his diet, exercise regime and skincare products?
Marcus Roberts | 25 April 2013
A look at the impact of the First World War on Australia and New Zealand for ANZAC Day.
USA’s Population Crisis: Hogwash?
Marcus Roberts | 24 April 2013
A recent opinion piece in the NYTimes tries to tell us that the USA has no fertility crisis.
Britain proposes longer school days
Shannon Roberts | 23 April 2013
The demography of society is constantly changing. Michael Gove, the British Education Secretary, considers that it has changed so much since the current education system was put in place that it needs an overhaul to ensure optimal economic success. However, we must first know the values we are trying to achieve via our economic success, before we very likely sacrifice those very things in its name.
One Child Policy Won’t Keep China Fed
Marcus Roberts | 19 April 2013
According to researchers at Stanford University, the one-child policy does not ensure Chinese food security.
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