Niue: A dying Island
Is there any future for this remote Pacific paradise?
Japan’s Shrinking Role in the World
2013 saw a record annual decline in the population of Japan during peacetime.
Ukraine: another problem for the beleaguered nation
Aside from Russia, Ukraine has to worry about its demographic outlook.
Tokyo’s 2020 peak
The 2020 Summer Olympics will mark the start of Tokyo's rapid population decline.
Migrants in Russia: a love-hate relationship
The Russian economy needs migrant workers, but some of its citizens aren't so sure.
How can Germany arrest its population decline?
Germany is waking up to its population crisis, but will any governmental policies work?
Detroit: Bankrupt and Empty
Is Detroit's impending bankruptcy a glimpse into a future for other declining cities and countries?
Ukraine suffering population decline
Let's add Ukraine to the list of European countries in population decline.
Spain is Shrinking
Spain's population has declined in 2012. Is this the start of a longterm trend?
Family friendly policies the answer to demographic woes?
This week I recommend you to an interesting interview conducted by John Rosen on the Wall Street Journal website with the author of a new book called “What to expect when no one’s expecting”. You can find it here. The author, Jonathan Last, succinctly summarises many of the challenges facing the world as a result of low birth rates. We only have to look like countries like Greece to see that we can’t afford entitlements, for example, without a young working population paying taxes.
Waitangi Day and Japan
Happy Waitangi Day! And what does the future hold for Japan?
Is Rural New Zealand Dying Out?
New Zealand's rural population is set to decline and get older.
Putin Wants More Babies
Putin has set out his policy platform on demography in his presidential re-election bid.
Bulgaria: Another Demographic Timebomb
Bulgaria's future is looking bleak as its population is declining and growing older.
Ageing Europe’s future as a “cultural theme park”
A new book points to the demographic implosion behind the eurozone crisis.
Eberstadt on Russia’s Demographic Decline
An article by Nicholas Eberstadt in the latest Foreign Affairs magazine sheds some light on Russia's worsening demographic crisis.
Detroit’s Population Problems
Detroit is grappling with the problems of losing 25% of its population in the last 10 years.
Russia and the Belt of the Mother of God
A venerated Orthodox relic is starting a month-long tour of Russia to boost fertility.
Germany’s demographic gloom
Germany is struggling to solve its population and demographic crisis,
reporting that last year births dropped by 30,000 and there was a net
loss of 13,000 people through migration.
Russia’s brief burst of optimism
With a population of 141.9 million, Russia is registering a growth for the first time since 1995, says Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
For the past five years the number of Russian deaths had declined,
while births had risen. Life-expectancy is about to reach the age of 69.
Welcome to Demography Is Destiny. We launched this to counter two media memes: that humans are a cancer which is destroying our planet and that world population is spiralling to unsustainable levels. The real story is that intelligent and inventive human will rise to the challenge of climate change and that our real problem is the coming demographic winter. The editors of Demography is Destiny are Marcus and Shannon Roberts, who live in Auckland, New Zealand. Send them your comments and suggestions.