The recession has taken its toll on U.S. population growth - both in babies born and immigration. While the recession officially ended June, 2009, growth rates continue to lag for the second consecutive year at .7%, the lowest since the Depression.
Feb 21, 2012 USA Today
In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Dowell Myers outlines the key demographic changes in immigration patterns and the bold changes in our approach to both legal and illegal immigration policy that they should precipitate.
Jan 13, 2012 The New York Times
The formula for Detroit's current status is complicated -- a mix of local, regional and national socioeconomic forces. But while many hands have shaped the good and bad of today's Detroit, the impact of current federal policy is easy to spot.
Jan 4, 2012 City Limits
Not only are more Californians leaving the state for greener pastures than those moving to it, but the birth rate is dropping as well according to a detailed new demographic report by county on 2010-2011 growth by the state Department of Finance.
Dec 9, 2011 Contra Costa Times
It's 1900 all over again - more Californians are born here than come from other states or countries. The recession and high housing costs have continued the outflow from the state meaning that growth is dependent largely on offspring of immigrants.
Nov 30, 2011 Los Angeles Times
A report from the Brookings Institution finds that the growing population of foreign-born residents in the U.S. is eschewing larger cities, settling instead in suburbs and smaller cities.
Oct 18, 2011 The Atlantic Cities
Farmers face more uncertainty, as costs of labor increases and reliability decreases.
Oct 6, 2011 The New York Times
A new analysis of real estate search data shows where people from other countries tend to move when immigrating to America.
Aug 4, 2011 Fast Company Design
Keeping America innovative means maintaining its power to lure in immigrants, according to this article. But as it argues, that lure is fading.
May 21, 2011 The Wall Street Jounal
Detroit should look to a neighbor in the north for advice on rebounding from industrial decline, according to this piece from <em>New Geography</em>, which argues that Winnipeg has already paved the way.
May 19, 2011 New Geography