China announced families can now have three children as opposed to two—a reaction to new data showing shocking population growth slowdowns and mirroring global declines. Demographer Nicholas Eberstadt joins Deep Dish to explain why population size, capabilities, and characteristics matter more for competition between great powers than economic or military power.
Global population is expected to peak and then decline this century, reshaping everything from economic growth and immigration to government spending and climate change.
This report examines how immigrants have helped offset native-born population loss and revitalized an aging workforce in 40-plus Midwestern metro areas between 2000 and 2015.
Republicans see immigration as a critical threat to the country, say restricting immigration makes the US safer, and support using US troops to stop migrants from crossing into the United States. Democrats, on the other hand, do not consider immigration a critical threat, and their views on policy actions substantially and consistently differ from Republicans.