PRB Topic Feed: Immigration/ Migration/Topics/ImmigrationMigration.aspxIs There a U.S. Shortage of Scientists and Engineers? It Depends Where You LiveRural states and some minorities lag in high-tech opportunities—and the uneven distribution of these opportunities points to critical economic and educational differentials. 08/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/IsThereaUSShortageofScientistsandEngineersItDependsWhereYouLive.aspxf0db72a0-a73a-4726-ab53-6437fc41fbe6Urbanization Takes on New Dimensions in Asia's Population GiantsThe UN projects that the proportion of the world’s people living in urban places will hit 60 percent by 2030, up from 47 percent in 1999. This explosive urban growth will be especially dramatic and uneven in Asia.10/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/UrbanizationTakesonNewDimensionsinAsiasPopulationGiants.aspxea3ed720-8017-41de-95f6-8506e39ba11fFertility Declining in the Middle East and North AfricaPopulation growth of the mainly Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa has been slowed by fertility declines in some of the region's largest countries.01/24/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/menafertilitydecline.aspxdd5df64a-67bd-419b-a0b4-3d75ffe85ae2More U.S. Baby Boomers Staying PutBefore the recession, many baby boomers—Americans born between 1946 and 1964—were moving away from densely populated cities, in favor of retirement destinations with lower housing costs, less traffic, and more natural amenities. But in recent years, more baby boomers have stayed close to home as they approach retirement age, according to PRB's analysis of Census Bureau data.06/13/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/us-babyboomers-staying-put.aspxb860d447-5c69-4a59-ad5f-be3a2b1fabf2Rural America Undergoing a Diversity of Demographic ChangeGains have been greatest in the fringes of metropolitan areas and in rural areas that are proximate to metropolitan areas. In contrast, gains have been smallest in the heavily populated core counties of large metropolitan areas and in remote and thinly populated rural areas. 05/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/RuralAmericaUndergoingaDiversityofDemographicChange.aspx970eec45-92e1-4a8f-996c-61ff264d956dThe Plight of Internally Displaced PersonsMore than 25 million people in some 40 countries have been forcibly displaced within their own countries by violent conflict or environmental disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes. But these populations are often neglected by the international community and victimized by their own governments.10/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/ThePlightofInternallyDisplacedPersons.aspx77188de0-be8e-4e7a-b09a-333ab689230cEnglish-Speaking AbilityData from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey show that in 2000 there were 19.5 million people in the United States ages 5 and older who did not speak English very well. 05/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/EnglishSpeakingAbility.aspxff751a06-8944-4e8c-841a-3e843976dc91New Restrictions Could Limit U.S. Adoptions From Top Two Countries of Origin: China and Guatemala Changes in China's adoption criteria and the United States' plan to implement a global treaty on intercountry adoption could affect the number of children adopted from the top two countries of origin for foreign adoptions--currently China and Guatemala. 03/19/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/NewRestrictionsCouldLimitUSAdoptionsFromTopTwoCountriesOfOriginChinaAndGuatemala.aspxf959127a-39ab-4232-beec-817d09d9711aMinority SuburbanizationThe suburbs of America's cities are often seen as the bastions of white, middle-class families. But increasingly, America's suburbs reflect the growing diversity in the United States as a whole. 05/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/MinoritySuburbanization.aspxf11e3d5c-219f-4ebb-a26b-dca476d517e3Recreational Areas Among the Fastest Growing in the U.S.Places in the United States that offer leisure opportunities near lakes, mountains, valleys, and scenic landscapes are attracting large numbers of migrants. Population gains in such areas exceed the national average by more than 50 percent between 1990 and 2000 and growth is continuing.07/21/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/RecreationalAreasAmongtheFastestGrowingintheUS.aspxf0328294-050a-4f9b-b7b0-515def29b165