In 2013, international migrants sent $413 billion home to families and friends — three times more than the total of global foreign aid (about $135 billion). This money, known as remittances, makes a significant difference in the lives of those receiving it and plays a major role in the economies of many countries. Economist Dilip Ratha describes the promise of these “dollars wrapped with love” and analyzes how they are stifled by practical and regulatory obstacles.
By Sim Tack As student protests in Hong Kong continue, memories of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations naturally spring to mind. Less iconic but no less notable were the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, which began as a student movement; the 2007 Venezuelan protests, which started with a group of students demanding [...]
The good folks at Twitter -- or, more specifically, Twitter Sports -- are doing pretty awesome NFL-related work this year, in terms of measuring the most talked-about players and most talked-about teams each week.
In 2013, 11.6 million Mexican immigrants resided in the United States, accounting for 28 percent of the total foreign-born population, making Mexicans the largest immigrant group in the country. Using the latest data, this Spotlight examines the Mexican immigrant population by size, location, language ability, workforce participation, and more.
Allison Anthony's insight:
This site has lots of good articles on migration in general and interactive maps.
PRB’s Digital Visualization highlights key global demographic trends. Explore current and projected population by region and country. And look at changes in total fertility, infant mortality, and life expectancy since 1970. A U.S. “What-If” scenario focuses on the effects of race and ethnicity on child poverty, child obesity, and college degrees. Also check out PRB’s 2014 World Population Data Sheet, interactive map, and DataFinder.