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Questions tagged [population]

Questions related to the politics or policies surrounding the population of any given country or countries.

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Why is the population of post-Soviet states declining?

After the fall of the Soviet Union, many modern European states gain independence: the Baltic republics, Ukraine, Belarus. But there is something common among nearly all of them: their populations ...
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Why did the population of Bhutan drop by 70% between 2007 and 2008?

I was looking at a list of countries and their population on Polish Wikipedia. (It provides data for multiple years which I couldn't find in English.) I noticed one quirk: between 2007 and 2008, the ...
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Where can I get census data containing details about each person of a particular village in India?

I am doing research on a project. And for that, I need details like- age, jobs, income, etc. of all persons of a particular village in India. I have already searched for census data , but I got only ...
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How is the US population growing amidst restrictive immigration policies?

US population is showing a healthy growth and the share of immigrants among its population is only growing. https://www.census.gov/popclock/ https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-...
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How do you explain the change in population ratio of Germany vs. Switzerland since 1945?

When you read newspapers nowadays, you'd get the opinion that the economy in Germany is doing "great". However, when I plot the population development in Germany vs. Switzerland, I get a very ...
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What happens to a country that runs out of population?

Latvia has been losing its population for the last 30 years, and continues to steadily lose around 2% of its population every year. And that is with steady economic growth and no wars or crises (like ...
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Why is Japan's urban development so polarized?

I have recently seen a documentary that showed how precious is the space in Japan's large cities (example). This places the largest cities in Japan (Osaka, Tokyo) within the top cities when it comes ...
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How effective is the fight against skewed sex ratio in India?

Sex ratio is the ratio between female births and male births during a given period in a given area. The sex ratio "naturally" observed in most populations is between 950 and 1000 girls for 1000 boys. ...
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What policies have been discussed or implemented to tackle Celibacy Syndrome in Japan [closed]

As we know that Japan is struggling with the problem of Celibacy Syndrome. What strategic steps has Japan taken to end its fight with celibacy syndrome? What policies have been implemented?
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What countries currently adopt anti-natalist policies?

What countries currently adopt anti-natalist policies? As defined in the political issues section of Birth Control wiki: Conversely, other countries have policies to reduce the birth rate (for ...
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If the US Presidential Election was based on popular votes, what strategies would be most effective to win? [closed]

There's been a lot of debate lately about popular vote vs. electoral college. One of the major arguments in favor of the electoral college is that it prevents a candidate from simply pandering to, and ...
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Why do all states have equal representation in the U.S. Senate, regardless of population?

For example, while California (population: 39,144,818) has two senators to represent them, Wyoming (population: 586,107) also has two senators to represent them. The population of California is more ...
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How can ISIS & other groups control large populations with limited resources?

According to the Wikipedia page regarding ISIS, the group probably has fewer than 50.000 fighters (CIA estimates 19.000+-25.000, ISIS claims 100.000, which is obviously an exaggeration, so about 50....
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Can people be “double counted” in different countries' census?

Our census bureau defines the national "population" as the number of people in the country on census day. This includes citizens, foreign students and workers, and immigrants who do not yet have ...
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Is there any developed country besides Singapore with policies regarding the racial composition of the population?

Sudhir Vadaketh says that Singapore has THE most racist policy in the developed world: the need to maintain our Chinese majority. (Source.) It is true that the Singapore government has an ...
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Why hasn't Indian Govt still taken a step to slow down the rate of population growth in India?

India as of now is the second largest country by population just after China. Although we have seen that China, despite being a lot bigger than India in every terms has taken effective steps in order ...