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A shrinking labour force from rural areas is driving huge economic change
City state government aims to turn round falling birth rates by offering incentives
See the change and values for each social class
Report makes the case of positive immigration impact in the Midwestern states
Younger generation looks to take advantage of the property bubble rather than fall victim to it
Incoming administration promotes further urbanisation for growth despite potential stumbling blocks
Tight water supply in Lima is threatening the capital’s growth
The president has hailed a rise in the number of babies as good news but, as Charles Clover reports, experts say expectations of a rising population could be short lived
Global ageing reflects human success as longevity rises across the world, but bringing with it severe challenges
The current crisis risks overburdening the country’s creaking medical system, reports Patti Waldmeir
North of the border there is a need for newcomers but the UK’s desire is to keep foreigners at bay, writes Helen Warrell
Businesses are not just targeting the continent’s rising middle class because they have deeper pockets, but because of how they spend their cash, says Katrina Manson
Retreat from the coast is not realistic or desirable, reports Shannon Bond. The questions are how much risk is acceptable, and what can citizens do to reduce global warming
The dark side of remittances, including an escalating ‘brain drain’ from developing countries, is driving proposals to reform payments systems, writes Gwen Robinson
Megacities’ change over time
Aid agencies are struggling to cope with a large number of displaced people
An ageing population is forcing a rethink of birth-control strategy
Migration has been cited as a drain on the UK’s creaking infrastructure but are there genuine economic benefits for businesses and overall growth?
Urban sprawl is gathering pace in the developing world, where the downsides of density are more apparent
Educational problems threaten demographic dividend
Exponential rises in population in the poorest countries of the world are creating a huge global imbalance that must be addressed.
Instead of delivering a demographic dividend, the country’s population boom could make it vulnerable to climate change
Indonesia has one of the world’s youngest populations but its capital struggles to offer skilled jobs, leaving many to scratch a living
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