Demography

How immigration supports the welfare state

The fiscal contribution of immigrants to the German state is higher than expected. Accelerating asylum procedures could make an even greater financial impact.  

I’m not lovin’ it: How Millennials could kill McDonalds

Fast food companies are fighting to appeal to the tastes – and win the trust – of young people.

The plight of the world's migrant workers

This photogallery illustrates the dangers and difficulties faced by migrant workers around the world.

7 ways the G7 surprised us all

The G7 summit makes strong commitments towards the future.

The best buy in global public health

One of the world's top experts on tropical disease explains why action on poverty-related illnesses is a must – and simpler than we might think. 

Are the robots coming for your job?

Robots are advancing at an astounding rate. A report from Oxford University suggests we should be worried where they are heading. 

How can the EU solve the migration crisis? Pt. II of II

In the second half of an interview on the EU crisis, researcher Klaus Bade explains how Europe's business practices contribute to the migration problem.

How can the EU solve the migration crisis? Pt. I of II

In part one of a two-part interview, Open Knowledge talks to German researcher Klaus Bade on the politics and realities of managing migration in the EU. 

Top 20 megacities by population

A countdown of the 20 largest urban areas on the planet, according to the 2015 edition of Demographia's World Urban Areas index.

What are the best countries for women?

See where in the world the health, education, economic and political gaps between the sexes are closing or widening.