Brief Review of World Demographic Trends Summary

44 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2012 Last revised: 10 Sep 2013

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: June 10, 2012

Abstract

From 1950 to 2010, the distribution of world population changed significantly. The largest change was that Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean increased from 17.3% to 25% of the world population while Northern America and Europe declined from 22.7% to 12.4%. Asia changed little, only increasing from 60% of world population to 63% (Charts 1 and 2). This report presents a brief summary of the major causes for the changes.

Keywords: demography, population

JEL Classification: J11

Suggested Citation

Shackman, Gene and Wang, Xun and Liu, Ya-Lin, Brief Review of World Demographic Trends Summary (June 10, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2080860 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2080860

Gene Shackman (Contact Author)

The Global Social Change Research Project ( email )

Albany, NY 12203
United States

HOME PAGE: http://independent.academia.edu/GeneShackman

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

HOME PAGE: http://gsociology.icaap.org

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