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Joseph Chamie (2000)

Demographic Issues of the 21st Century: The New International Population Order

In: Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, Vol. 25, 3-4/2000, p. 365-373, Opladen: Verlag Leske + Budrich, ISSN: 0340-2398

During the 21st century, billions of people are expected to join the world's current population of 6 billion. Nearly all of these newcomers will be born in less developed countries, with India, China, Pakistan, Indonesia and Pakistan accounting for nearly half of this increase. However, the range for future population growth is wide. For 2050, for example, the range is from 7.3 billion to 10.7 billion.

In addition to this growth, significant population trends and critical demographic differentials are interacting with globalization, resulting in the New International Population Order. This New Order is profoundly influencing social and economic conditions; political representation and influence; and international relations among countries and regions as well as between groups within countries. It is essential to understand the New International Population in order to deal effectively with the changing world of today and tomorrow.

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