Brief Review of World Demographic Trends - Population

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Gene Shackman

The Global Social Change Research Project

Xun Wang

University of Wisconsin, Parkside - Department of Sociology/Anthropology

Ya-Lin Liu

The Global Social Change Research Project

Date Written: October 2012

Abstract

This report shows global and regional population trends. World population continues to grow, although overall growth has slowed. However, the pattern varies by development status and by region. For more developed countries, population has been growing at a slower rate at least since the 1950s. On the other hand, in least developed countries population growth accelerated up to the 1980s and has not yet slowed. As a consequence of varying growth rates, world population distribution has changed. The proportion of the world population that is from all developing countries increased from 68% in 1950 to 82% in 2010.

Keywords: population trends

JEL Classification: J11

Suggested Citation

Shackman, Gene and Wang, Xun and Liu, Ya-Lin, Brief Review of World Demographic Trends - Population (October 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1966739 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1966739

Gene Shackman (Contact Author)

The Global Social Change Research Project ( email )

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United States

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Xun Wang

University of Wisconsin, Parkside - Department of Sociology/Anthropology ( email )

900 Wood Road
P.O. Box 2000
Parkside, WI 53141-2000
United States

Ya-Lin Liu

The Global Social Change Research Project ( email )

Albany, NY 12203
United States

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