Population http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25201/all en China's little emperors are no risk takers - study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/chinas-little-emperors-are-no-risk-takers-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HONG KONG, Jan 11 (Reuters) - China's one-child policy has produced less trusting, less trustworthy and less competitive children compared to the generation born before the policy was introduced, a study has found.</p> <p>Researchers from Australia's Monash University staged a series of economic games and personality surveys involving 420 people -- half of them born in the few years before China implemented its one-child policy in 1979 and the rest after.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/chinas-little-emperors-are-no-risk-takers-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Ethics Population Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:45:54 +0000 5732848 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UN says 400,000 refugees may flee Mali in coming months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-un-says-400000-refugees-may-flee-mali-coming-months <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(adds details, quotes)</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Up to 700,000 people are expected to be uprooted by the violence in Mali, including 400,000 who could flee to neighbouring countries in the coming months, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.</p> <p>French, Malian and African forces are confronting an Islamist rebel alliance that includes al Qaeda's North African wing in a military operation that began last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-un-says-400000-refugees-may-flee-mali-coming-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Forced migration Population War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:00:40 +0000 5736078 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-In China, signs that one-child policy may be coming to an end http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/china-signs-one-child-policy-may-be-coming-end Advocates of reforming China's one-child policy suggest that relaxing the law will not lead to a surge of births in the world's most populous nation.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/china-signs-one-child-policy-may-be-coming-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Family Population Technology China Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:15:00 +0000 5737459 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-In China, signs that one-child policy may be coming to an end http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-china-signs-one-child-policy-may-be-coming-end <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* One-child policy began three decades ago to limit spiralling population</p> <p>* China's working-age population fell for first time in 2012</p> <p>* Elderly population will hit 320 mln in 2030, up from 200 mln (Edits)</p> <p>By Sui-Lee Wee and Hui Li</p> <p>JIUQUAN, China, Jan 22 (Reuters) - China could be considering relaxing its harsh one-child policy because of women like Hu Yanqin, who lives in a village at the edge of the Gobi desert.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-china-signs-one-child-policy-may-be-coming-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Family Population Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:15:18 +0000 5737567 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey readies incentives to halt falling birth rate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/turkey-readies-incentives-halt-falling-birth-rate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathon Burch</p> <p>ANKARA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Turkey plans to offer incentives including free fertility treatment to try to reverse a slowing birth rate after official figures showed the median age of its population has crept above 30 for the first time.</p> <p>Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan wants Turkey, a nation of more than 75 million people, to be among the world's top 10 economies by 2023 when the Turkish Republic turns 100 years old.</p> <p>Per capita income has trebled during his decade in power.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/turkey-readies-incentives-halt-falling-birth-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging Business Demography Human Interest Labor Population Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:31:01 +0000 5742080 at http://www.globalpost.com China one-child policy enforcer runs over baby http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/china-one-child-policy-enforcer-runs-over-baby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese official demanding a couple pay a fine for violating the country's one-child policy crushed their 13-month-old boy to death with a car, a local spokesman said Tuesday.</p> <p>Under China's population controls, instituted more than 30 years ago, couples who have more than one child must pay a "social upbringing" fine, while in some cases mothers have been forced to undergo abortions.</p> <p>Authorities in the eastern city of Wenzhou are investigating how the infant ended up beneath the vehicle, a Mayu county official surnamed Zhou told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/china-one-child-policy-enforcer-runs-over-baby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Population Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 05:15:46 +0000 5746008 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese toddler killed as family planning officials confront parents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/chinese-toddler-killed-family-planning-officials-confront-paren <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A Chinese toddler died after being run over by a van belonging to family planning officials engaged in a confrontation with his parents, the Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, in a case that is likely to provoke public outrage.</p> <p>China limits most urban couples to one child and rural parents to two in a deeply unpopular policy enacted more than 30 years ago to rein in population growth in the world's most populous country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/chinese-toddler-killed-family-planning-officials-confront-paren" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Human rights abuses Population Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:30:21 +0000 5746574 at http://www.globalpost.com Baby Boomers' health worse than past generations: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/baby-boomers-health-worse-past-generations-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 7 (Reuters) - In spite of medical advances, members of the baby boomer generation are in worse health than their parents were at the same stage of life, with obesity and lack of exercise taking a toll, according to a U.S. study.</p> <p>About 13 percent of baby boomers - the generation born in the two decades after World War Two - reported being in "excellent" health in middle age, compared to 32 percent of the previous generation who said the same thing at the same stage of life, researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/baby-boomers-health-worse-past-generations-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demographics Demography Entertainment Population Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:15:40 +0000 5748310 at http://www.globalpost.com China detains two people over baby's death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/china-detains-two-people-over-babys-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China has detained two people after the death of a 13-month-old boy who was crushed by a family planning department vehicle, an incident which sparked fury Thursday among social media users.</p> <p>The death triggered outrage both over the brutality of law enforcement in the country and the one-child policy.</p> <p>In the latest incident a total of 11 officials were confronting a family -- who already had two daughters -- at Ruian in the eastern province of Zhejiang, demanding that they pay a fine for the birth of the 13-month boy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/china-detains-two-people-over-babys-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Population Social Issues Technology World Wide Web AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:30:51 +0000 5748500 at http://www.globalpost.com Human rights activist criticizes police focus on migrants in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130306/human-rights-activist-criticizes-police-focus-migrants-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 6 (EFE).- The Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, who is known for his work with Central American migrants, said during a conference in Mexico City that he was concerned about the government's increasing emphasis on policing in its immigration policy.</p> <p>Officials have been turning the National Migration Institute, or INM, into more of a police agency, Solalinde said at the Universidad Iberoamericana.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130306/human-rights-activist-criticizes-police-focus-migrants-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Immigration Population Social Issues Agencia EFE Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:01:08 +0000 5775333 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-China unveils restructuring to boost efficiency, fight corruption http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-china-unveils-government-restructuring-plans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* China streamlines cabinet, looks for efficiencies</p> <p>* Scandal-plagued Railways Ministry to be dissolved</p> <p>* Family Planning Commission to be merged with Health Ministry (Adds fresh quotes and corruption statistics)</p> <p>By Michael Martina and Sui-Lee Wee</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-china-unveils-government-restructuring-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Demography Government of the People's Republic of China Management Politics Population State Council of the People's Republic of China Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 01:00:27 +0000 5778488 at http://www.globalpost.com China to maintain family planning policy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130311/china-maintain-family-planning-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Mar 11 (EFE).- China will not change the basis of its one-child policy, despite the recent decision to merge the Health Ministry with the commission formed to monitor demographic indexes, a senior official said Monday.</p> <p>Wang Feng, the vice president of the Public Sector Reform Office, commented after it became known on Sunday that the Health Ministry and the Commission for Family Planning would be fused into a single new entity to be called the National Commission for Health and the Family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130311/china-maintain-family-planning-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Human geography Population Agencia EFE Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:46:01 +0000 5780104 at http://www.globalpost.com China performed 330 mn abortions since 1971: data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/china-performed-330-mn-abortions-1971-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nearly 330 million abortions have been performed in <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/china">China</a> in the 40 years since it first implemented measures to limit population growth in the world's most populous nation, official data showed.</p> <p>China has announced structural changes to its family planning system which oversees the controversial one-child policy during the ongoing annual meeting of the national legislature in Beijing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/china-performed-330-mn-abortions-1971-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Demography Fertility Population Social Issues Technology AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 07:00:10 +0000 5785166 at http://www.globalpost.com refugee status seekers-financial aid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130319/refugee-status-seekers-financial-aid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 19 (Yonhap) -- Foreigners seeking refugee status in the country will be able to get financial aid or stay at a facility for up to six months, the Justice Ministry said Tuesday.</p> <p>The ministry said it has created an enforcement ordinance for the revision to the law on providing living costs to refugee status seekers or allowing them to stay at the facility for a period of six months after submitting their applications. After the period, the government will allow them to get jobs, it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130319/refugee-status-seekers-financial-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Forced migration Population Yonhap News Agency Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:01:13 +0000 5787436 at http://www.globalpost.com China 'two-child policy' town shows scope for reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/china-two-child-policy-town-shows-scope-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A few places in China give parents a rare right to have two offspring rather than one, but many stop at a single child anyway -- fuelling demands to end what critics call an unnecessary, harmful rule.</p> <p>"If you have too many kids then it becomes difficult," said Lu Xiuyan, a 42-year-old restaurant manager in Jiashan, a dusty village of low-slung buildings a few hours north-east of Beijing, who has one son.</p> <p>"But if you have fewer kids, you have less of a burden and you'll be a little better off."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/china-two-child-policy-town-shows-scope-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Human geography Population Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 03:45:21 +0000 5798384 at http://www.globalpost.com