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Human Population Growth Creeps Back Up: New U.N. estimates suggest 9.6 billion people by 2050

Human Population Growth Creeps Back Up: New U.N. estimates suggest 9.6 billion people by 2050 | "GE" | Global Economy - Küresel Ekonomi | Scoop.it

UNITED NATIONS -- Earth's human population is expected to coast upward to 9.6 billion by 2050 and 10.9 billion by 2100, up from 7.2 billion people alive today, a United Nations agency has projected.

The U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs yesterday released revised numbers for the coming century, raising median estimates for population growth in 2050 and 2100. The agency's prior best guess had humanity at 9.3 billion in 2050 and 10.1 billion in 2100.

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SPIEGEL ONLINE: "A 200-Billion-Euro Waste: Why Germany Is Failing to Boost Its Birth Rate"

SPIEGEL ONLINE: "A 200-Billion-Euro Waste: Why Germany Is Failing to Boost Its Birth Rate" | "GE" | Global Economy - Küresel Ekonomi | Scoop.it

Germany spends more on families than most European countries, but its birth rate is falling. A government-commissioned study seen by SPIEGEL argues most of the money is being wasted. Instead of complicated benefits and tax breaks, the government urgently needs to invest in preschools.

 

A study commissioned by the German government has reached a damning verdict on the country's efforts to boost its low birth rate, saying billions of euros are being wasted on complex benefits and tax breaks that are largely ineffective and in some cases counterproductive.

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CaspianReport: "Russia's demographic crisis"

Russia is dealing with a major demographic crisis. Low birth rates, high death rates and an increase of mortality rate is taking its toll on the Russian population. Not to mention the increase of divorces, abortions, alcoholism, narcotics and communicable diseases. Forecasts predicted that the Russian population will decrease to around 125 million by 2025. And possibly even going below 100 million by 2050. By 2020 Russia will lose 30% of its population, this could become a turningpoint in Russian history.

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