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PAI Unveils the Shape of Things to Come

April 9, 2007

Investments in reproductive health programs and services can make countries “healthier”—more secure and peaceful, more democratic, and better able to provide for the needs of their citizens, according to a seminal new report from PAI. The Shape of Things to … Continue reading »

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Fewer or More? The Real Story of Global Population

April 2, 2007

The phrase “population crisis” once roused fears of uncontrollable growth in human numbers. However, now that many societies have improved women’s status and increased access to family planning, some analysts argue that if there is a population crisis it is … Continue reading »

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Poverty Reduction Stymied by Population Growth

February 5, 2007

The world will fail to achieve the targets set in the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) unless population growth is curbed, says a new report from the United Kingdom’s All-Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health. The report’s findings … Continue reading »

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Demographic Development – Reversing Course?

November 1, 2006

By Elizabeth Leahy With the largest population in Africa, Nigeria’s political and economic developments reverberate across the continent. Nigeria chairs the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and is the eighth largest oil exporting country in the world. More … Continue reading »

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What Would Have Been: Exploring Counterfactuals in Demography and Health

October 1, 2006

By Robert Engelman Whatever one’s view about population as an issue, few people fervently wish the world were home to a lot more human beings than it is. Some may wonder if another Mahatma Gandhi or an Albert Einstein or … Continue reading »

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How Shifts To Smaller Family Sizes Contributed To The Asian Miracle

July 3, 2006

Economists credit declining fertility, from the mid-1960s to the early 1990s, as a major contributor to sustained economic growth among the Asian Tigers—the economically vibrant nations of South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the former Hong Kong Territory. … Continue reading »

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Replacement Fertility: Not Constant, Not 2.1, but Varying with the Survival of Girls and Young Women

April 3, 2006

Robert Engelman and Elizabeth Leahy An unchallenged fixture of many news stories about population aging and decline in developed countries today is the idea that “replacement fertility”—the number of children women must have, on average, over their childbearing years to … Continue reading »

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Mapping the Future of World Population

April 3, 2006

How many people will live on the planet 20 years from now? Where will they live? Where will population grow, and where will it decline?   The map on this page illustrates a projected possible answer to these questions, applying … Continue reading »

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How Population Growth Affects Hunger in the Developing World

August 1, 2005

More than 850 million people worldwide are classified as undernourished, many of whom suffer from chronic hunger (also known as food insecurity). Rapid population growth is intensifying food insecurity in parts of the developing world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where … Continue reading »

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How the HIV/AIDS Pandemic Threatens Global Security

June 1, 2004

Continued high rates of AIDS-related illness and death in some of the world’s poorest countries could impose unprecedented changes in their population age structures, stunt their economic development and retard their demographic transition—the change from a population characterized by short … Continue reading »

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