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Long-range World Population Projections

Based on the 1998 Revision

  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: December 2000
  • Page count: 104
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 00.XIII.8

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The second half of the twentieth century marked a turning point in human demographic history. After rising continuously for more than two centuries, the rate of world population growth finally began to decline in the late 1960s. This publication presents long-range projections that provide persuasive evidence that this reversal is permanent and that world population growth rates will continue to decline for the foreseeable future. At the same time it shows that the world population is unlikely to stabilize before 2040 and may not do so before the end of the next century. The long range projections presented in this publication extend to 2150 and cover the following major areas: Africa, Asia excluding China and India, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Oceania, and China and India, which have been considered separately.