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World population reaches eight billion in 2023

World population reaches eight billion in 2023

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The world’s population will be in 2023, the limit of eight billion pass, and in 2050, more than half of the global population growth will occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. That predict the United Nations (UN) on the basis of an annual examination.

The research shows that the fertility rates in Sub-Saharan Africa is much longer, many will remain higher than in the rest of the world.

Half of the global bevokingsgroei at this moment comes the expense of only nine countries: India, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, USA, Uganda and Indonesia, reports The Guardian. In 2050, there will be seven of the twenty countries with the largest population in Africa.

That’s a big contrast with countries in Europe, which are now all faced with a birth rate that is too low for the population to maintain it. In practice, this means that the population in these countries irrevocably will be aging and will decrease if there is no large-scale immigration takes place.

Especially Eastern Europe will probably be heavily affected by these demographic trends. Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine could all do with a decline in population of more than 15 percent expect, writes the UN.

Aged over 60

The figures show that, worldwide, more men than women (102 men for every 100 women), and that the number of people over 60 years of age in 2018 for the first time, over a billion will come up.

In 2050, there’ll be 2 billion. About a quarter of the world population consists of children under 15 and the average age of a citizen of the world is 30 years.

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