A change to the USA’s employee structure?
Why is the USA labour force participation rate stubbornly low?
Resolving to get a job this year: again
Too many young people feel they're not being given the opportunity to experience the dignity of work.
Jobless Crisis for Youth
Grim reading arising from a global survey of youth unemployment.
The Declining Numbers of Americans Wanting Work
The US labour-force participation rate is dropping - fewer people are in work or are looking for work.
Iran’s demographic crisis
There’s a demographic dimension to the turmoil in Iran over the disputed election results. Most of the rioters seem to have been young people in the cities. When you look at Iran’s demographic profile, you can see that there are bound to be tensions – there is a huge “youth bulge” amongst the 15 to 29-year-olds.
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 humans 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.