WORLD-POPULATION CHANGE - A LONG-RANGE PERSPECTIVE

Authors
Citation
Ma. Elbadry, WORLD-POPULATION CHANGE - A LONG-RANGE PERSPECTIVE, Ambio, 21(1), 1992, pp. 18-23
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Journal title
AmbioACNP
ISSN journal
0044-7447
Volume
21
Issue
1
Year of publication
1992
Pages
18 - 23
Database
ISI
SICI code
0044-7447(1992)21:1<18:WC-ALP>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
This paper presents trends of population, fertility, mortality and age -structure over a range starting in the middle of the 20th century and extending through the 21 st century. The paper gives due emphasis to the demographic situation in the currently developing countries. The d ata are derived from the estimates and projections prepared by the Uni ted Nations Population Division. The 21st century is not ony knocking on the door, but also many of today's children, even those in the Thir d World, will live through its middle and beyond. It is therefore impe rative to assess the prospects during that period. The projections con stitute a basic outline of the demographic perspective and, even more important, provide material that is essential for studying the interac tions between population, resources and environment.