“A Geriatric Peace? The Future of U.S. Power in a World of Aging Populations.” International Security, Summer 2007.Mark Haas argues that the US will continue to dominate on the international stage due to its more favorable demographics, but that the aging of the population will reduce the scope of the US international position.
“Battle of the (Youth) Bulge.” The National Interest, 7/2/2008. Neil Howe and Richard Jackson argue that demographic changes will increase the risks of “chaotic state collapse and neoauthoritarian reaction.”
ECONOMICS AND THE "DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND"
“The Demographic Dividend: A New Perspective on the Economic Consequences of Population Change.” RAND Research: Populations Matters, 2003. David Bloom, David Canning, and Jaypee Sevilla provide a general description of the phenomenon and specific case studies, arguing for the impact of population age structure on development.
“Youth Crucial to Middle East Economy.” Marketplace, 6/4/2009. Young workers in the Middle East are having trouble finding work, even those who are educated. Navtej Dhillon of the Brookings Institute talks with Kai Ryssdal about why youth inclusion is so important there.
“Chinese Hunger for Sons Fuels Boys Abductions.” New York Times, 4/4/2009.
“An Age-Old Problem.” China Daily, 5/6/2009.
“China’s Long March to Retirement Reform: The Graying of the Middle Kingdom Revisited.” Report published by CSIS and Prudential Foundation, 4/22/2009.
“The Great U-Turn: Global Migrations Flows Reverse for the First Time Since the Depression as Work in the Rich World Dries Up.” The Wall Street Journal, 6/6/2009.
PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT
“The Future of Retirement: It’s Time to Prepare.” HSBC Insurance, 2009.
FERTILITY AND FAMILY PLANNING
"South Koreans Told to Make Babies" BBC News, 1/27/2010. South Korean government workers are being presented with an unusual suggestion – go home and multiply.
"In Germany, a Tradition Falls, and Women Rise" New York Times, 1/18/2010.
“Everyone’s Sleeping with One Eye Open.” The Guardian, 5/9/2009. What's it like to live in the middle of a population explosion? James Meek reports from Lagos, bursting at the seams and soon to overtake Cairo as Africa's biggest city.
“Pregnant (Again) and Poor.” New York Times, 4/4/2009. Nicholas Kristof on continued high fertility rates in Haiti.