From multiracial children to gender identity, what some demographers are studying now
The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.
Illegal migration to EU rises for routes both well-worn and less-traveled
In 2015, more than 1.8 million people crossed the European Union’s borders illegally, up from 280,000 detections of illegal border crossings in 2014.
Refugee crises, climate change are top risks in next 10 years, experts say
Large-scale refugee flows and lack of progress in slowing global warming are the top risks that the world faces in the coming decade, according to a survey by the World Economic Forum of executives and experts.
Cuban immigration to U.S. surges as relations warm
The number of Cubans seeking to enter the U.S. has spiked dramatically since President Obama announced in December a renewal of ties with the island nation.
U.S. public seldom has welcomed refugees into country
Public opinion data going back to the 1930s shows that generally speaking, Americans oppose large numbers of refugees entering the country.
Building outpaces population growth in many of China’s urban areas
With so much new infrastructure, 62% of urban areas in China with populations over 100,000 have become less crowded — even as most gained in total population.
Puerto Ricans leave in record numbers for mainland U.S.
Last year, 84,000 people left Puerto Rico for the U.S. mainland, a 38% increase from 2010. At the same time, the number of people moving to Puerto Rico from the mainland declined.
Refugee surge brings youth to an aging Europe
Hundreds of thousands of mostly young refugees are fleeing into Europe, where most countries have rapidly aging (and sometimes shrinking) populations.
Europe’s asylum seekers: Who they are, where they’re going, and their chances of staying
For the hundreds of thousands of migrants entering the European Union, their chances of gaining asylum vary greatly depending on where they’re from and in which country they apply.
How the U.S. compares with other countries taking in refugees
Although Europe is struggling to manage the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere, the countries facing the biggest refugee impacts are the ones closest to the fighting.