demographics

Americans are abandoning their support for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants

A record number of unaccompanied minors have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border so far this year, and that's likely shifting the country's opinion about immigration policy.

This amazing, animated chart shows the aging of America

A look at how America's demographics have changed over the last century—and will keep changing for decades to come.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 13, 2013
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Why are birthrates falling around the world? Blame television.

"I find it extraordinary that the massive global drop in human fertility has been so little noticed by the media," writes Stanford geographer Martin Lewis.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 13, 2013
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Our coming deficits are driven by old people, not health inflation

You've heard -- perhaps on this very blog! -- that our long-term deficits are almost entirely driven by health-care costs. That's not quite right.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 20, 2013
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How the aging of America is hurting the Republican Party

Their core agenda is to turn back the spending patterns driven by the aging of the population, but their core constituency is the part of the population that's aging and relies most on those programs.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 28, 2013
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Graph of the Day: Our long-run growth problem

The economy is not where it should be. But "where it should be" is getting worse too.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 29, 2012
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The Romney campaign’s biggest mistake in the election

I want you to look at two photographs, one of the crowd at Mitt Romney's concession speech, and one of the crowd at President Obama's victory rally. They show what happened in this election, and what's going to happen to the GOP in coming elections.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 7, 2012
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Getting elected to Congress can be bad for your bank account – UPDATED

On average, Congressmen are actually less rich than you'd expect given their race, education level, and age, to the tune of $343,093.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 11, 2012
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