Posts Tagged ‘Demographers’

Democracy Threatened When Census Undercounts Populations

The 2020 U.S. Census is still two years away, but experts and civil rights groups are already disputing the results. Professor Emily Merchant’s research on the international history of demography demonstrates that the question of how to equitably count the population is not new, nor is it unique to the United States.

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On World Population Day Unpacking 9.6 billion by 2050

By 2050, demographers from the United Nations project that the population will reach 9.6 billion. But that projection has changed considerably in recent years. In 2000, the UN predicted a population with 700 million fewer people than it is predicting n…

Minority Births Overtake White Births In US Census Data

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com

More than half the births in the U.S. are by racial and ethnic minorities, according to the latest U.S. census data. Asian, Black, Hispanic, and mixed-races were 50.4 percent of new arrivals by the end of July 2011. For t…

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