While the 20th century was the century of population growth with the world's population increasing from 1.6 to 6.1 billion, this book shows that this trend is set to end and that the 21st century will be the new century of population ageing. This first volume in the Population and Sustainable Development Series examines the impacts of the end of population growth and the beginning of this new demographic.
'This book makes several important contributions to rigorous thinking about population dynamics in the 21st century.' Jeffrey D Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan 'A valuable synthesis of the methodological innovations applied with remarkable creativity to real and important problems.' Joel E. Cohen, Head, Laboratory of Populations, Rockefeller University and Columbia University 'It makes for a highly stimulating and challenging read.' Journal of Peace Research 'Provide(s) a new framework for understanding the underlying unity between mortality and fertility rates.' The Futurist 'Technical studies claiming methodological advances' FUTURE SURVEY, May 2004
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