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View Resource World Population Profile: 1998

Just released on the Web by the US Census Bureau, this report offers "a comprehensive assessment of world demographic prospects as we approach the end of this century and the beginning of the next." The report highlights major demographic trends and the roles played by the developed and developing nations in these trends, and identifies some of the key elements and questions behind global...

https://www.census.gov/population/international/
View Resource Country Briefings

The Economist has placed online a very useful reference collection of country profiles, which contain background information, forecasts and statistics, market updates, new headlines, articles from the newspaper, and links to more information. These profiles may prove helpful to a variety of users and can be browsed by country. Updates are listed at the bottom of the page.

http://www.economist.com/topics
View Resource Federal Statistical Office of Germany

With over 2,800 employees, the Federal Statistical Office of Germany collects and processes statistical information for the country out of their three main offices in Weisbaden, Bonn, and Berlin. From their home page, individuals can access dozens of summary statistical tables dealing with almost every aspect of the country, including employment rates, education, environment, transport, foreign...

https://www.destatis.de/EN/Homepage.html
View Resource Boomers and Seniors in the Suburbs: Aging Patterns in Census 2000

Released in January 2003, this paper from the Living Cities Census Series at the Brookings Institution documents the "greying of the American suburban population" and will be of great interest to urban and suburban policymakers, and anyone with an inkling of an interest in demography. Written by William H. Frey of the University of Michigan, the 20-page paper uses the Census 2000 data to examine...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/boomers-and-seniors-in-th...
View Resource United Nations Environment Programme: Arendal, Norway

Established in 1989 by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Norwegian Ministry of Environment, GRID-Arendal is an international information center providing high quality environmental information for practical use. Arendal is one of thirteen centers that together comprise the Global Resource Information Database, a "network of environmental data centers facilitating the generation and...

http://www.grida.no/
View Resource Nation Master

If you have ever wanted to look up any number of national statistics, the Nation Master Web site is an excellent resource for finding out any number of current details about just about any country in the world. Currently, Nation Master has 335 statistical data sets, ranging from library books, forested land, Internet users, and airports. For easy reference, the main Web page features the most...

http://www.nationmaster.com/
View Resource Online Historical Population Reports

Hosted by the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex, the Online Historical Population Reports comprise a rather impressive set of historical data that should be of interest to historians, demographers, and anyone with an inkling to learn more about various aspects of life in the British Isles from 1801 to 1937. All told, this online archive contains 200,000 pages of census and registration...

http://www.histpop.org/ohpr/servlet/
View Resource Program on the Global Demography of Aging

Among the multitude of research programs and centers at the Harvard School of Public Health, there is one that gerontologists and persons with an interest in aging issues will want to explore further. It is the Program on the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA), and it is primarily concerned with "themes related to global aging and health, with an emphasis on issues in the developing world."...

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/pgda/
View Resource Race, Immigration and America's Changing Electorate [PDF]

Many scholars and pundits continue to wonder and discuss what the effects of America's changing demographics will have on future election cycles. Recently, the Brookings Institution's own William H. Frey discussed this very topic in a paper released at the end of February 2008. In the introduction to this work, Frey notes that "The rise of immigration from Latin America and Asia, the higher...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/race-immigration-and-amer...
View Resource Breathing Earth Screenshot

Visual simulation and representation programs and applications have been popping up online in greater numbers, and this recent find is one that will pique the interest of scientists, policy makers, and others who are concerned about carbon dioxide emission rates across the Earth. The Breathing Earth site was created by David Bleja, and he draws on a number of resources (such as the World Factbook...

http://www.breathingearth.net/