Tag Archives: Demography


Americans favor quality over quantity in pursuit of longevity

Americans overwhelmingly say that when they think about longevity, it’s more than just living longer—it’s about living their healthiest, best lives. While most want to live to 90—well past the average U.S. life expectancy of 77.5 years—nearly two-thirds (66%) would choose a shorter, healthier life over a longer one with health issues. Continue reading


The International Day of Family Remittances

June 15, 2023 /Security/ — The International Day of Family Remittances is a day celebrated every year on June 16 to highlight the importance of remittances to families and communities around the world. Remittances are the money that migrants send back to their families in their home countries. They are a vital source of income for millions of families, and they can have a significant impact on the economies of developing countries.

The International Day of Family Remittances was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018. The day is aimed at migrants because they are the ones who send remittances. Migrants often send money back to their families to help them with basic needs such as food, shelter, and education. Remittances can also help to boost the economies of developing countries by stimulating local businesses and creating jobs. Continue reading


‘It’s like you’re a criminal, but I am not a criminal.’ First-hand accounts of the trauma of being stuck in the UK asylum system

Steve Taylor, Leeds Beckett University

Warning: this story contains graphic descriptions of violence. Pseudonyms are used to protect the interviewees’ identities.

Angela had already been in the UK as an asylum seeker for nine years and four months when we interviewed her. She was still in a state of limbo, unsure whether asylum would be granted, and her story was disturbing to hear.

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Centurion Invest empowers African mass adoption of digital assets payments to Mpesa, Airtel, Orange through its partnership with ImpalaPay

The UN predicts that between now and 2050, at least half of the world’s population growth will originate from Africa, which currently has the fastest-growing population. The use of cryptocurrencies is increasing worldwide, and Is Quietly Thriving in Sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading


Debunking the myth of the ‘evil people smuggler’

Yvonne Su, York University, Canada and Corey Robinson, Durham University

In 2022, the number of forcibly displaced people surpassed 100 million worldwide. Nearly 1.5 million refugees will need resettlement in 2022, but less than one per cent of refugees will be resettled.

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