demography

A music classroom stands empty in a middle school in Seifhennersdorf, Germany, on May 14, 2014. The state of Saxony officially closed the school after only 38 students registered.

How to Fix the Baby Bust

The relationship among birthrates, gender norms, and work culture is more complicated than you think.

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019.

Archie Windsor Isn’t the Symbol You Think He Is

The newest royal baby represents his country's future identity: not multicultural, but overwhelmingly mixed-race and entirely British.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and then-army chief of staff Benny Gantz during a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv on July 28, 2014.

Netanyahu Might Be the Best Hope for Israel’s Center-Left

For Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, joining a Likud-led government could be a more appealing option than the alternative.

A nurse takes care of a terminally ill patient at an HIV/AIDS clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, on July 6, 2010. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Welcome to the Next Deadly AIDS Pandemic

The world thought it had fought the HIV virus to a stalemate—but its strategy was flawed in ways that are only now becoming clear.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Royal Baby Is Lucky He Wasn’t Born in America

Everyone in the West, royalty or not, gets better maternal health care than parents in the United States.

NINGBO, CHINA - FEBRUARY 18:  (CHINA OUT) Finished inflatable sex dolls are stored in a warehouse at the Jiamei plastic toy factory on February 18, 2012 in Ningbo, China. The Jiamei plastic toy company, based in the suburb of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, produces cheap sex dolls at an average price of 100RMB (15.80 USD), and has done so for several years. According to the company, more than 50,000 sex dolls are sold to the domestic market in Japan and Korea each year. (Photo by Kevin Zen/Getty Images)

Sex Dolls Are Replacing China’s Missing Women

The country's gender gap has left young men desperate for high-tech alternatives.

TWINSBURG, OH - AUGUST 3:   Twins Gabriella and Isabella Belsito, 7-mos-old, prepare to take part in the Double Take Parade August 3, 2002 at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio.  (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Here’s Who Will Lament — and Celebrate — the Plummeting U.S. Birth Rate

There’s nothing like a good population crisis to stir up civilizational angst.

TOPSHOT - Indian activists from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) political party listen as the Chief Minister of eastern state of West Bengal and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee speaks during a rally as part of a nationwide protest against demonetisation in Kolkata on November 28, 2016.




Tens of thousands of people turned out November 28 for nationwide protests against India's controversial ban on high-value banknotes, which opposition party organisers say has caused a "financial emergency". / AFP / Dibyangshu SARKAR        (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s Looking At You, 2050

How a less Christian Europe, an aging population in the West, and the empowerment of women are going to shape the future.

Indian schoolchildren wait in line for their mid-day meal at a government primary school in the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 13, 2011, on the opening day of the new academic year. The government of India's Andhra Pradesh state has introduced English as a second language from Class 1 onwards for the 2011-2012 academic year. India's National Knowledge Commission has admitted that no more than one percent of country's population uses English as a second language. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read )

Here Come the Young

In the coming years, the population of people under the age of 30 in some of the most fragile and unstable countries is going to skyrocket. And the world is not ready for them.

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The Exchange: When Do African Problems Need African Solutions?

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Ory Okolloh discuss the continent's brain drain and debate the best ways to keep talent at home.

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The End of an Era … for White Males

As demographics change, so does the definition of privilege.

Side view of mature businessman in the bar using digitall tablet.

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The Future of Accessibility Innovation

FP Global Demographics Student Essay Contest, presented by AARP: As the global population ages, new technology is helping improve quality of life.

Worshipers light candles in the shrine of El Rocio in El Rocio, Spain, on May 19, 2013 .

Tongue Tied

Pentecost — a holiday once celebrated on a scale rivaling Christmas or Easter — has faded into obscurity outside of Europe. Could it stage a comeback?

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