Population Archive

A very young population: most Yemenis are under 15

Pyramids in the Middle East

Much has been made of the fact that the the crowds protesting in Egypt against former President Hosni Mubarak consisted mainly of young people. This should not, however, be surprising. Any crowd picked randomly from the Egyptian population would consist mainly of …
Phnom Penh and Svay Rieng

Phnom Penh and Svay Rieng

March 8, 2009 When I first visited Cambodia in 2005, I did what most tourists here do. I flew in to Siem Reap, spent a couple of days touring the famous ancient temples at Angkor, and then left the country. I came …
Move over, Emma Lazarus

Move over, Emma Lazarus

In my last posting I mentioned that the US does not face the problems of a declining population confronting countries like Russia, Japan, and Italy. I noted that the US population is continuing to grow, and that most of this growth is …