Brief Review of World Demographic Trends - Population
23 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2011 Last revised: 14 Nov 2012
Date Written: October 2012
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
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