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How China has been working through its population problems

SOME 85 percent of world GDP is now derived from countries facing an unprecedented reversal of their population pyramids. Failure to comprehend the consequences of this newly rapid process of population ageing has influenced our perspectives on sluggish growth since the Financial Crisis of 2008. Ageing-related fears for China’s long-run development in the …

Trump Says U.S. Is Full, but Demographic Decline Is Real Threat – Bloomberg

Trump says the country can’t admit more people, but immigration is the answer to heartland depopulation.  Some supporters of President Donald Trump argue that his restrictionist agenda only targets illegal immigration, but that idea has now been decisively disproven. Many of the Central Americans now being detained by the Trump administration are …

Why the Announcement of a Looming White Minority Makes Demographers Nervous – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The graphic was splashy by the Census Bureau’s standards and it showed an unmistakable moment in America’s future: the year 2044, when white Americans were projected to fall below half the population and lose their majority status. The presentation of the data disturbed Kenneth Prewitt, a former Census Bureau director, …