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Health Workers, International Migration and Development - March 2010

United Nations Population Facts Department of Economic and Social Affairs * Population Division No. 2010/2/E

September 16 2011

The Age Distribution of Deaths - April 2010

United Nations Population Facts Department of Economic and Social Affairs * Population Division No. 2010/3

September 16 2011

Sex Differentials in Mortality - April 2010

United Nations Population Facts Department of Economic and Social Affairs * Population Division No. 2010/4

September 16 2011

Child Adoption: Trends and Policies - April 2010

The study provides a solid foundation for furthering research on child adoption and, more specifically, on the demographic factors that shape the demand for and the availability of adoptable children. The focus of the report is on the nexus between adoption policies and trends at the national and global levels. Understanding adoption policies and their origins is all the more important today because, as adoption has become global, inconsistencies among the legal principles and traditions regarding adoption in different countries are increasingly coming to the fore.

September 16 2011

PoPulation growth: what do australian voters want? - April, 2010

Immigration-fuelled population growth has accelerated under the Rudd Government. Recent projections suggest that Australia may grow from its current 22 million to 35.9 million by 2050. This prospect has sparked a public debate about the country’s demographic future. If population growth were to become an election issue how would Australian voters respond? Relevant new data are available from the latest Australian Survey of Social Attitudes, a mailout questionnaire sent to a large random sample of voters. It was completed between December 2009 and February 2010.

September 16 2011

Tony Burke rules out setting population targets for Australia - April 2010

THE nation's first Population Minister, Tony Burke, has ruled out setting population targets in the strategy that he will draw up over the next 12 months.

September 16 2011

Tony Abbott sets population target of 29 million people - April 30

TONY Abbott has fired a new shot in the population debate, declaring the nation should aim for a long-term target of 29 million people. That's seven million fewer than the 36 million Treasury prediction for 2050. Last year Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he supported a "big Australia", and in January Mr Abbott also talked up a larger population.

September 16 2011

As rest of Japan shrinks, Tokyo population tops 13 million for the first time

The population of Japan's capital — one of the biggest cities in the world — has surpassed 13 million for the first time. Tokyo counted 13.01 million residents as of April 1, up 0.5 percent from the same month a year earlier, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Wednesday. The growth contrasts with the overall demographic trend in Japan, where people have long lifespans and stubbornly low birth rates. The result is a shrinking population and tax base that threaten to undermine the world's second-biggest economy.

September 16 2011

Long-hated one-child rule may be eased in China - April 24

DAFENG, China — When asked why she and her husband don't want a second child, Shi Xiaomei smiles at her pudgy 9-year-old son and does a quick tally of the family budget. Her salary as a cleaning lady and the income from a mahjong parlor in their spare room barely cover their son's school fees and other expenses. "With just one, we can give him nicer things. But if you tried to split what we have between two or three, they would all end up with nothing," the 34-year-old says at her home in Dafeng, a prosperous but still-rural county 185 miles (300 kilometers) north of Shanghai.

September 16 2011

Shame on you, Generation Excess (September 6, 2008)

SMH Garry Egger - Baby boomers practised scorched earth gluttony, and now the rest must pay the price, writes Garry Egger

September 16 2011

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