CHANGE IS INEVITABLE

Policy Lessons from the Population Pyramid

Unreal Constructs Produce Real Harm

Daniel McIntosh, PhD.
ILLUMINATION-Curated
12 min readFeb 21, 2023

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US Demographic Pyramid, 1900–2020, Kaj Tallungs (Wikimedia Commons)

A population pyramid is a basic presentation in demography, the study of populations. By convention, it divides a population by sex (not gender; that’s something else) and uses stacked bars to show the number of people in a population by age and sex. Since there are almost…

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Daniel McIntosh, PhD.
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Writer, consultant, public speaker. Tired of living in the Dark Ages. Working for something better. Top writer in politics and economics.