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Russia has a plan to tackle its ‘demographic squeeze’

In efforts to tackle demographic challenges to Russia's economy, Moscow looks poised to keep people working longer.
Sumo wrestling students hold babies as they try to make them cry during the Crying Sumo competition at Sensoji Temple. It's said that crying is good for babies' health and the first baby to cry wins the competition.

Japanese politicians want to fix the country’s demographic time bomb and it starts by letting babies cry in public

Thirteen male politicians have pledged their support to the "We Love Babies Project," which encourages businesses and restaurants to display "It's OK to cry" stickers. Japan's birth rate hit its lowest-ever level in 2017, with only 946,060 babies being born.
Japan's population is shrinking.

Japan’s demographic time bomb is getting more dire, and it’s a bad omen for the country

Japan's population is shrinking fast. The number of babies born in Japan dropped to 946,060 last year, the lowest level since statistics were started in 1899. It's a dire situation, and it's only getting worse.
A man prepares a meal near a "help wanted" sign hanging in a restaurant window in San Francisco

The world’s working-age population is set for a slowdown — here’s what that could mean for the global economy

Economists predict workforce growth around the world is set for a slowdown, and some worry about what that could mean for the global economy.
Chinese President Xi Jinping

China is thinking about scrapping birth limits — but that won’t have the impact it’s hoping for

As China to lift birth limits in efforts to shift its aging workforce, analysts remain skeptical.

Here’s how many Americans there are at each age and sex

A population pyramid shows the overall demographic structure of a country's population.

Here’s which generation you’re part of based on your birth year — and why those distinctions exist

Whether you're a millennial or baby boomer, defining generations helps researchers investigate how history and technology impact the ways people see the world.

Here’s where immigrants are moving to in the US

The US Census Bureau recently released statistics on immigration to each of the country's 3,142 counties and county equivalents.

Here’s where Americans are moving to and from

The US Census Bureau recently released data on net domestic migration for the country's 3,142 counties and county equivalents.
A fake tombstone.

Here are the US counties where more people are dying than being born

The US Census Bureau recently released its estimates of population change from 2016 to 2017 for each of the nation's 3,142 counties and county equivalents.