January 29, 2014

Can We Really Trust Demographic Data?

Jack Goldstone, World Politics Review

The Associated Press

Let us start with a simple question: What was the total fertility rate (TFR) for a given developing country in a given year? The total fertility rate—or the number of children, on average, a woman in a given population is expected to have in her lifetime—is a crucial indicator, as it, in conjunction with mortality and migration, determines the future size, growth rate and age structure of a population.

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January 25, 2014
How Is Iraq's Population Still Rising?
Charlotte McDonald, BBC News
The UN says that at least 7,818 civilians and 1,050 members of the security forces were killed in Iraq in 2013, the highest numbers for years. But despite this - and despite a decade of bloodshed - the UN also says the overall... more ››