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Population Connection magazine is our quarterly publication for Population Connection members (we also send each issue to every member of Congress and to about 3,000 public and university libraries). If you’d like to subscribe, please make your gift of $25 or more by clicking below.

December 2023

December 11, 2023 | Magazines

Population projections and the assumptions demographers make in order to formulate them take center stage in this issue. Dr. Jane O’Sullivan, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia, gave an informative interview on the shortfalls of the most commonly cited projections and advocated on behalf of funding strong…...

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September 2023

September 11, 2023 | Magazines

Aging and slower population growth are inevitable as countries develop and women gain agency over their childbearing. There are myriad ways for economies to adjust to these shifting demographics, mainly through growth in productivity. Cover image: People hiking on Spencer Island, located within the Snohomish River Estuary, near Everett, Washington,…...

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June 2023

June 12, 2023 | Magazines

Deforestation is presently eating up the world’s largest tropical carbon sink: the Congo Basin in west-central Africa. The region boasts the second largest tropical forest in the world, after the Amazon, and the largest intact forest landscape. It’s also a biodiversity hotspot—one out of every five species on Earth is…...

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March 2023

March 13, 2023 | Magazines

One of our Global Partners, which we’ve been working with for many years, addresses the human-wildlife challenges that exist at the edges of mountain gorilla rangeland in Uganda by improving the health and livelihoods of people and by protecting gorillas’ health, safety, and habitat. The Founder and CEO of Conservation…...

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December 2022

December 12, 2022 | Magazines

Thailand has made incredible progress in health and economic development since the 1970s, when Mechai Viravaidya (a.k.a. Mr. Condom) founded the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) and the Cabbages & Condoms chain of restaurants and hotels. This issue features a profile of Mr. Mechai and includes photos from Population…...

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September 2022

September 19, 2022 | Magazines

Mary Beth Weinberger, Population Connection board member and retired UN Population Division demographer, explains key findings from the new World Population Prospects 2022. Hannah Evans, Senior Analyst, discusses India’s projected position as world’s most populous country as of 2023 and explores work of Population Foundation India (PFI), a progressive NGO…...

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June 2022

June 20, 2022 | Magazines

An article about high fertility in Ghana and the Marie Stopes clinics in that country that meet people where they are with family planning education and services takes center stage in this issue. We also heard from Dara Purvis, a professor at Penn State Law and the former Vice Chair…...

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March 2022

March 21, 2022 | Magazines

In June, the Supreme Court is expected to rule in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case that could overturn Roe v. Wade or degrade it to the point that it might as well be overturned. We discuss the case and the state of abortion in Mississippi with former…...

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December 2021

December 13, 2021 | Magazines

Jane Goodall first visited what would later become Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1960. She made historic discoveries about chimpanzees that changed how the scientific community considered non-human animals’ sentience and intelligence. After seeing how human population growth was ravaging the area around Gombe, she turned to advocacy…...

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September 2021

September 13, 2021 | Magazines

Population stabilization—which is nowhere near happening at the U.S. or global level—would be a boon to everyone’s quality of life, to say nothing of the benefits to the natural world. Yes, there would be challenges to how economies are structured. But those challenges would be far easier to address than…...

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