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Lost in Translation: Language Segregation among Hispanics in the United States?

Over 50 million Hispanics live in the United States. One-quarter speak English and no other language, and another 40% speak English very well. The other 18 million Hispanics are split between those who speak English well (38%), not well (37%), and not at all (26%). Remarkably, we know little about where Hispanics with divergent English […]

Malaria importation from Africa to China driven by investment and migrant workers

Shangjie Lai writes about the role of migration in transmission routes of malaria between sub-Saharan Africa and China. The international spread of infectious diseases including Plasmodium falciparum malaria has been accelerated by increasing human mobility via air travel over recent decades. An emerging route of P. falciparum infection is from Africa to China by Chinese […]

Come meet Demotrends at EPC!

The European Population Conference is starting soon, what a better chance to come meet us at EPC! We would love to discuss our blog with you. You can find us throughout the conference, as we will all be presenting research in various sessions. In addition, Ridhi will be manning the Max Planck Institute booth on Thursday (17:30 – 19:00), […]

Mind the gap: the compass of foregone fertility in Europe

“You can’t always get what you want” sang Mick Jagger in 1969. Four decades and a whole fertility transition later, European women wishing to form a family are well aware of the meaning of these lyrics. Over these four decades, desired family size has not changed much, with a predominant preference for two children, while […]