Published on Feb 1, 2013
Hukou, China’s controversial household registration system, was originally designed to monitor the population and limit mass migration from the countryside to major cities. LinkAsia contributor Mark Dreyer reports that Chinese have taken to social media to voice their complaints about the injustice of the houkou system.
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IMAGE: Zhan Haite poses for a picture at home in Shanghai, December 21, 2012. Police broke up a small protest in Beijing on Saturday calling for reform of China’s divisive household registration system, an action prompted by a Shanghai schoolgirl’s widely publicized plea for equal access to the education system:
Published on Jul 3, 2012 by uscensusbureau
Margo Anderson, a professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, talks about how the United States was the first country to use a census to apportion power in the government.
Published on Jul 2, 2012 by uscensusbureau
William Fliss, an archivist at Marquette University, tells how census data shows us how the United States has transformed from a new republic to the nation it is today.
Published on Aug 9, 2012 by uscensusbureau
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a vital source of information about our nation and its people. Every year, the ACS provides detailed demographic and socioeconomic statistics. The ACS tell us about education attainment, income, occupations, health care coverage, our veterans and more. Because of the ACS, the public and private sectors can make informed decisions impacting our nation’s future.
Oct 3, 2011
Obesity is not just an American problem anymore. Nearly one third of the world’s population is overweight, according to a recent international survey by the Worldwatch Institute, an environmental research institute in Washington DC. Researchers there say the trend is being driven, ironically, by rising personal income, and that is leading people to eat fattier foods and to exercise less. Producer Zulima Palacio has the story.
A chapter of colonial history is slowly drawing to a close in Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot, where the last of the French citizens repatriated during the Indochina War still live.The first of the repatriated citizens originally from Vietnam arrived in the town of Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot in southwestern France in April 1956. Some were former parachutists; others were the widows of French officers, and their children. Today they are between 80 and 90 years old. For a long time, they lived in dilapidated barracks without indoor plumbing. Only in recent years has an effort been made to build new housing. But the residents of the makeshift repatriate camp never complained publically about their deplorable living conditions in France.
The world will need to double food production within the next three decades in order to feed a rapidly growing and increasingly affluent population. A United Nations report says reaching that goal will require major increases in intensive, high-efficiency livestock operations for both meat and dairy production. The report concedes that intensive livestock operations can pose serious ecological risks. And that’s why environmental critics are calling instead for reductions in global livestock production, and urging people to consume less, not more, meat in their diets. Producer Zulima Palacio has the story.
Jun 21, 2010
More than three decades after China introduced policies aimed at controlling its population, the country is having to cope with increasing demographic imbalances.
One effect is the growing ratio of older to younger people, in turn placing huge pressures on single children to care for their aging parents and grandparents.
Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan reports from Beijing.
As the world population hits the 7 billion mark, Reuters Finance blogger Felix Salmon dives into the numbers to find out, does a bigger population bring more poverty?