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World Population Prospects

  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: November 1998
  • Page count: 870
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 98.XIII.5

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The World Population Prospects 1996 presents population estimates and projections for the world, the more developed and less developed regions, the least developed countries, 6 major areas, 20 regions and 228 countries or areas. Population projections are given for the period 1950-1995, with a second set of four variants of projections that now begin with 1995. For the first time, the publication presents detailed demographic estimates, by age and sex, for the following areas: the Gaza Strip, Macau and Western Sahara. It shows an increase from 16 to 28 in the number of countries severely impacted by AIDS, since the 1994 revision. Estimates and projection of international migration have also been heavily revised for this edition to reflect the continuing extensive migratory movements and the rapid growth in the number of refugees, particularly in Africa.