Tag Archives: demography

Could China’s population halve by the end of the century?

Demography, the study of population, is one of the few areas of the social sciences where long term predictions (over one or more decades) can have some value. This is because the dynamics of population growth depend on the current age structure (how many young versus old people), which is fixed in the short term,… Continue Reading

Africa’s economic potential: people

Africa’s economic potential is usually thought to lie in its natural resources. But┬áthe continent’s┬ápeople may be its greatest strength. One of the few areas where long term forecasts have some value is demography, the study of population size and structure. The dynamics of population growth depend on a few variables – the current population, the… Continue Reading

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