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We’re Counting (on) You

July 13, 2011

On World Population Day, we can expect statements from people all along the political spectrum.

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7 Billion and Counting

July 11, 2011

The world’s population will reach 7 billion people on Oct. 31, 2011, and according to United Nations projections, we are on pace to add 3 billion or more by the end of this century. Already, millions of women in developing … Continue reading »

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Statement on the new U.N. population projections from Suzanne Ehlers, President, Population Action International

May 3, 2011

Suzanne Ehlers For Immediate Release “The United Nations announced today that the world’s population will reach 7 billion people on Oct. 31, 2011, and will likely hit 9 billion by 2050. The new projections are a wake-up call for governments to fulfill … Continue reading »

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Counting to Ten Billion

May 3, 2011

Today, the United Nations announced that the world’s population will reach an historic 7 billion people on Oct. 31, 2011.

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The Demographics of Revolt

February 1, 2011

Originally posted on the Huffington Post In explaining the uprisings in the Middle East this past month, commentators have discussed demography almost as much as democracy. And though most focused on the number of young people in the streets from … Continue reading »

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Adding “Forced” Bachelors to “Missing” Girls: The Gendered Outcomes of China’s Population Policy

June 30, 2010

I recently attended a 30th anniversary celebration in Beijing for the China Population and Development Research Center, which hosted an international seminar on demographic research.   Those were the same 30 years that China has restricted its citizens to having what … Continue reading »

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The Shape of Things to Come: The Effects of Age Structure on Development

April 2, 2010

Update of The Shape of Things to Come (2007): The Shape of Things to Come – Why Age Structure Matters To A Safer, More Equitable World Today, the world has the largest generation of young people in history, with 3.6 billion … Continue reading »

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The Effects of a Very Young Age Structure on Haiti: A Country Case Study

April 1, 2010

by Beatrice Daumerie and Karen Hardee The devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in early January 2010 adds to the string of misfortunes in a country used to fighting adversity. Political instability and repeated natural disasters have compounded a failure to … Continue reading »

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The Effects of A Very Young Age Structure In Uganda: A Country Case Study

April 1, 2010

by Beatrice Daumerie and Elizabeth Leahy Uganda has the youngest age structure in the world, with 77 percent of its population under the age of 30. The population of Uganda is currently growing by about one million people per year, … Continue reading »

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Pakistan’s Demographic Challenge Is Not Just Economic

November 16, 2009

Originally published in The New Security Beat In a meeting with business leaders in Lahore in late October, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pointedly warned of the potential economic impacts of Pakistan’s rapidly growing population: “There has to be…in … Continue reading »