In Tanzania, the President Strikes Out Against Contraception
President John Magufuli has suspended advertising by family planning organizations, raising outcry among human rights groups.
How Defining a Metropolitan Statistical Area Promotes Poverty
A metro only exists for those who can afford to commute.
The Relationship Between Population Change and Health Care
Shrinking communities deserve more health care, not less.
Demographic Decline in Atlantic Canada: Shrinking to Promote Economic Growth
Population decline is a positive economic indicator.
Demographic Decline in Atlantic Canada: It's the Economy, Stupid
Atlantic Canada is reportedly dying. I'll spend this week explaining why that isn't the case.
Fight Climate Change by Fighting for Women’s Rights
It's time to stop focusing on population growth as the cause of our environmental problems. It’s not the main culprit, and the women of the world are already doing all they can to slow it. They just need more support.
Demographic Tale of the Tape: Vox vs. FiveThirtyEight
Matt Yglesias, despite Vox's commitment to deliver "crucial context alongside new information," passes along tired geographic stereotypes.
In Cleveland, Income Growth Without Population Growth
Another example of how population growth is outdated as an important economic metric.
Explaining Gentrification: Geography of Knowledge Hubs
Of course a growing population indicates a growing demand for housing. But around knowledge hubs, which act as agents of gentrification, population can actually decrease while demand for quality changes.
The City Is Dying: The End of a Major Demographic Regime
Population growth isn't what it used to be, at least in developed countries.
Los Angeles Is Beginning to Look a Lot Like Pittsburgh
Concerns about population growth and decline are artifacts of the 19th century and the industrial revolution. For them to make any sense today, we need to look at the numbers in a much different way.