Population Reference Bureau Releases the 2017 World Population Data Sheet

The Population Reference Bureau’s (PRB) 2017 World Population Data Sheet is now out (http://www.prb.org). While sounding extremely nerdish, this is one of my main ‘go to’ sources for demographic information at the global scale, with the Data Sheet including information on total population, fertility, mortality, birth control use, age profiles and other useful population data. … More Population Reference Bureau Releases the 2017 World Population Data Sheet

The Lesson of the San Antonio Smuggling Case: The US Needs Immigration Reform — The Migrationist

By Aaron Robles On Sunday July 24, 2017, a semi-truck driver stopped in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas, to inspect the contents of his trailer. As he lifted the latch to the rear door and opened the container, he found a dreadful scene- scores of immigrants dying of heat exhaustion. Earlier that […] … More The Lesson of the San Antonio Smuggling Case: The US Needs Immigration Reform — The Migrationist

Canada’s Shifting Linguistic and Household Structure: New Insights from the 2016 Census

The latest tranche of data released by Statistics Canada and based on the 2016 census shows an increasingly diverse country when it comes to language, households, and marital status. Canada’s welcoming immigration policy has resulted in a more diverse linguistic environment, with an increasing proportion of Canadians (23%) speaking a language other than English or … More Canada’s Shifting Linguistic and Household Structure: New Insights from the 2016 Census

NAFTA and the Free Flow of Labor Across the Border

With the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) about to get under way, much of the discussion will be on the source, content, type and value of goods that cross the border on a regular basis. An important part of the re-negotiation should also include the free movement of labor across the … More NAFTA and the Free Flow of Labor Across the Border

The Shifting Age of Retirement: The U.K. Changes the Age Eligibility for its State Pension

While some individuals have pursued ‘early retirement’, age 65 has long been regarded as the typical retirement age. While the number that decide to retire later than the typical age of sixty- five (or earlier) remains small, the proportion is growing, with many baby boomers expecting to remain employed beyond the typical retirement age. But … More The Shifting Age of Retirement: The U.K. Changes the Age Eligibility for its State Pension