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The State of World Population 1998

The New Generations

  • Author: UNFPA
  • Publication date: November 1999
  • Page count: 66
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 98.III.H.1

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The population explosion is not over. Its reverberations are still being heard around the world. The world population has doubled since 1960, and, while women are having half the number of children compared to their mothers, the largest-ever generation of young people is coming of age in developing countries. This publication looks at some of the consequences: the impact on investments in health and education; low fertility and longer life-spans; and with more young people in the workforce, the opportunity for increasing investment, output, consumption and economic growth.