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  • 3 Demographic Trends Changing Our World

    • Analysis

    “Our challenges are increasingly international in scope,” Susan Urahn, executive vice president and chief program officer of The Pew Charitable Trusts, said at a July 12 panel discussion on global demographic trends at Pew’s Washington office. Read More

  • Who’s Moving Within Philadelphia

    Philadelphia’s recent population growth has policymakers looking at who is moving into the city and who is leaving. Our latest brief, “A Portrait of Philadelphia Migration,” sheds light on this topic, showing that college graduates and non-Hispanic whites were overrepresented among both new arrivals and those departing the city, compared with their presence in Philadelphia as a... Read More

  • How Are Today’s Global Demographic Trends Shaping Our World?

    • Event

    Join an expert panel on Tuesday, July 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Pew’s Washington offices for a discussion of some of today’s key global demographic trends. Three contributors to our new publication, Trend, will discuss the data behind these shifts and their policy implications. Read More