population shift

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a change in the relative numbers of the different groups of individuals making up a population

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As migrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East continue to arrive in Europe in unprecedented numbers, a new World Bank/IMF report says that large-scale migration from poor countries to richer regions of the world will be a permanent feature of the global economy for decades to come as a result of major population shifts in countries.
California and Texas added to the southwestern population shift, making up more than one-fourth of the nation's total gains in people since 2000, the Wall Street Journal reports.
is bracing for an extraordinary population shift, as this mass aging trend significantly could affect economic and social dynamics for decades to come, providing major challenges for families and huge opportunities for businesses in the senior care industry, points out Peter Ross, founder and CEO of Senior Helpers, St.
Leicester has also seen the same population shift according to latest research from the University of Manchester, which is expected to be con-firmed by this year's census.
The other is understanding the population shift, where we believe a large and growing segment is Hispanic, young and represents a significant portion of the population--and which has needs and wants that are still to be met by marketers.
THE LATEST CENSUS BUREAU figures, which look at the years 2000 to 2006, show a continuing population shift to the northwestern part of the state and a continuing drop in the southern and eastern sections.
Some suggest the population shift is why "Flags" tallied just $34 million in seven weeks.
However, as the demographics of America's population shift to favor furniture rental, other kinds of people are joining the ranks of renters.
As the population center comes to the west and as educational institutions look at the population shift as it moves closer and closer to TVCC, our future begins to look a little bit threatened," Ellis said.
And that population shift may be working in President Bush's favor.
Part of the population shift comes from a lifestyle change among residents' adult children, Dockery said.
In addition to the favorable Euro-dollar exchange rate, many other factors give an additional competitive edge to American exporters: Europe's population shift from rural to urban, the tourism industry's rise in the demand for foodservice products, the growth of fast food chains and their need for American food ingredients, and the ease of dealing in a common currency throughout most EU member states.
It also tremendously reduces access to smaller cities and, therefore, entire regions are slowly experiencing population shift with all the economic, cultural and ecological consequences that come with it.
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