- Continuing yesterday's United Arab Emirates theme, rising immigration and the advance of the demographic transition among Emiratis is projected to diminish the Emirati share of the UAE's population from 20 to 15% over the next two decades.
- Immigration and high birth rates mean that Sweden's population is projected to reach 10 million in 2021.
- Birth rates in Wales are rising, straining existing maternity and childcare services.
- Birth rates in the United States fell by 2% in 2008, perhaps because of the economic crash.
- Immigration has helped boost South Korea's population by a half-million, significantly more than projections had indicated.
- Despite a very low birthrate, and ongoing depopulation in its northern regions, Romania's population is projected to be fairly young by European standards in 2030.
- Some 13% of Maliens have emigrated from their country, most living in neighbouring nations like Côte d'Ivoire but with substantial contingents in Europe, especially France.
- In French, the Canadian Press notes that Québec's birth rate has reached new highs, with nearly 89 thousand births this year, although the fertility rate has remained stable, with the population expected to reach some 9 million.
Friday, April 16, 2010
A few Friday links
Today's my day for links-writing, I suppose, but in my defense I've got quite a lot of good ones!