18 May 2012

A new science of population
The Economist - UK
The biggest question raised by the new research is whether the world is converging demographically or diverging towards disparate futures. The UN, whose population division is the source of much basic demographic material, thinks the world is converging towards the “replacement rate” of fertility; this is 2.1, the magic number that stabilises populations over the long term. ,…(19 May 2012)

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