Demography http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25202/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 Thomson Reuters 5732848 at http://www.globalpost.com UN says 400,000 refugees may flee Mali in coming months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-4 <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>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>"We believe there could be in the near future an additional 300,000 displaced inside Mali and up to 400,000 additional displaced (refugees) in neighbouring countries," UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a news briefing in Geneva.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Forced migration Nobel Prize Political geography Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736048 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5737459 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Breathing program may help save newborns' lives: studies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/breathing-program-may-held-save-newborns-lives-studies <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>(Corrects spelling of help in headline)</p> <p>Jan 22 (Reuters) - Training midwives and other birth attendants to help babies start breathing immediately after birth if they need help may prevent stillbirths and newborn deaths in the developing world, according to two U.S. studies.</p> <p>So-called birth asphyxia - when babies are born not breathing - is one of the major causes of newborn death in regions with limited resources, said researchers whose work appeared in Pediatrics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/breathing-program-may-held-save-newborns-lives-studies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Childhood Demography Health Human development Labor Reproduction Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737514 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 Thomson Reuters 5737567 at http://www.globalpost.com Austria rules out asylum changes, ignoring protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/austria-rules-out-asylum-changes-ignoring-protest <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>VIENNA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Austria ruled out changes to its asylum system on Wednesday, dismissing demands from dozens of refugees camped out in protest in a Vienna church, including some who have been on hunger strike.</p> <p>Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said Austria's treatment of asylum seekers compared well with other European countries and there would be no structural changes.</p> <p>"I see no need," she told the Austria Press Agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/austria-rules-out-asylum-changes-ignoring-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Forced migration Right of asylum Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:15:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738360 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 Thomson Reuters 5742080 at http://www.globalpost.com UN says Australia's PNG refugee camp is inadequate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/un-says-australias-png-refugee-camp-inadequate <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 United Nations report Monday criticised Australia's immigration camp on Papua New Guinea, warning living conditions are harsh and asylum-seekers' detention arbitrary.</p> <p>The UN High Commissioner for Refugees called for no more children to be sent to the camp on remote Manus Island, which was established as part of Australia's plan to ship refugees offshore to deter more from coming.</p> <p>In its report, the UNHCR warned of "very significant inadequacies in the legal and operational framework governing the transfer, treatment and processing" of asylum-seekers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/un-says-australias-png-refugee-camp-inadequate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Disaster Forced migration Human migration AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:45:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744950 at http://www.globalpost.com UN says Australia's PNG refugee camp is inadequate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/un-says-australias-png-refugee-camp-inadequate <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 United Nations report Monday criticised Australia's immigration camp on Papua New Guinea, warning living conditions are harsh and asylum-seekers' detention arbitrary.</p> <p>The UN High Commissioner for Refugees called for no more children to be sent to the camp on remote Manus Island, which was established as part of Australia's plan to ship refugees offshore to deter more from coming.</p> <p>In its report, the UNHCR warned of "very significant inadequacies in the legal and operational framework governing the transfer, treatment and processing" of asylum-seekers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/un-says-australias-png-refugee-camp-inadequate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Disaster Forced migration Immigration to Australia Politics AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 06:45:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745048 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Agence France-Presse 5748500 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. says 5,000 Syrian refugees fleeing each day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/blank-headline-received-0 <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>GENEVA, Feb 8 (Reuters) - About 5,000 refugees are fleeing Syria each day, seeking safe haven in neighbouring countries, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.</p> <p>"This is a full-on crisis," Adrian Edwards, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told a news briefing in Geneva. "There was a huge increase in January alone, we're talking about a 25 percent increase in registered refugee numbers over a single month."</p> <p>(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Janet Lawrence)</p> Demography Forced migration Human migration Refugee Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749823 at http://www.globalpost.com