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China binned its one-child policy - now it must fix the gulf in education between city and country

China binned its one-child policy - now it must fix the gulf in education between city and country | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Li Bo’s job used to involve reporting unlawful pregnancies to family planning officials. Today, in the remote Wangyuan village in China’s mountainous Shaanxi province, he’s sat on a playmat helping a toddler build a fort with multi-coloured blocks.
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Enforcing family care by law in Shanghai - BBC News

Enforcing family care by law in Shanghai - BBC News | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Amid concerned that traditional family care is fading away, Shanghai is deploying a new weapon to defend Chinese filial piety - their credit score.
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China to end one-child policy

China to end one-child policy | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it

"All couples will now be allowed to have two children, the state-run news agency said, citing a statement from the Communist Party. The controversial policy was introduced nationally in 1979, to reduce the country's birth rate and slow the population growth rate. However, concerns at China's aging population led to pressure for change."


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Gene Gagne's curator insight, December 1, 2015 7:37 PM

Lets not forget the expansion of china also with its economic strength and its military strength which is a threat to other countries in the area because china can take control and with Chinese moving into Africa and United states as residents china is going to need to populate its own country.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 8:55 PM

First implemented in 1979 and diminished in 2013 It is good to hear something like this has finally come to an end. Although it deemed successful by stopping the birth of an estimated 400 million babies, there were some places that allowed two children in rural areas if the first was a girl. It is assumed though that even though this is no longer a required policy, many couples may only have one child since it is accepted as a social norm. 

Patty B's curator insight, April 29, 12:31 PM
This was, of course, massive news coming out of China. It is something that needed to be done, at least from the Chinese's standpoint. But this is also an important issue to the entire world. First and foremost, this article ties into the fact that the world's population reached 7 billion within the past couple of years and is continuing to rise. It ties into the fact that the human population is quickly approaching its maximum capacity. While China's new policy may or may not speed up the world population by any amount that will truly matter, any news related to global population at this point in time is a hot topic. But this policy was implemented to reverse some serious issues that have arisen in China as a result of its one-child policy. It's population is made up with a majority of retirement aged folk. China needs to ensure it has enough qualified working-aged people in the future and believe a two-child limit will aid in this happening. So of course China had many economic reasons for ending its one-child policy, but there are also certain social reasons for doing so I think. In a world where many human rights and civil rights issues have found their ways to the forefront of political and social discussions, China must have felt obligated to do something about the one-child policy to keep up with the wave of political correctness sweeping the globe. A one-child policy seemed extremely restrictive in a world that is becoming increasingly more apt to let people make decisions for themselves. 
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The Demographic Transition Model (DTM) | Geography | tutor2u

The Demographic Transition Model (DTM) | Geography | tutor2u | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
The DTM is a model of population change from a low stable population to a high stable population as a result of a preliminary fall in the death rate from a high

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Sally Egan's curator insight, January 12, 9:40 PM

Clear explanation of the demographic Transistion Model is provided. Each stage of the process is explanined and includes discussion of the value and issues of such a model in understanding global population changes.

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Population Reference Bureau

Population Reference Bureau | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
PRB informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
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China media: Ageing concerns

China media: Ageing concerns | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Papers worry about China's ageing population after reports suggesting fewer couples want a second child.
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Why do Indian women go to sterilisation camps?

Why do Indian women go to sterilisation camps? | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
After 11 women die in a botched mass sterilisation attempt in central India, the BBC's Geeta Pandey explains why Indian women go to sterilisation camps.
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These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live

These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
“ Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?”
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Carlee Allen's curator insight, March 26, 2015 6:49 PM

This is a map that shows the geography of demographics and where the oldest people live in the world. It shows the spatial pattern of demography and it says a lot about the countries that have some of the youngest/oldest people living in the world.

 

I thought that it was interesting to see the countries that had older people living in it. It tells you a lot about the medical practices of the place and how much they care for their elderly.

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Map - Half the world's population live in six countries

Map - Half the world's population live in six countries | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
As of this month, the world’s population is now 7.2 billion, according to the United Nations, which celebrates World Population Day today. Interestingly, half of the people around the globe (3.6 billion) live in just six countries: China, India, the U.S., Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan.
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The End of the Population Pyramid

The End of the Population Pyramid | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
This is a surfer’s dream: catching a great wave, far from the shore, and riding it for long beautiful moments as it stretches further and further gathering momentum until the very end, when it breaks right at the beach. This is how my generation, born in the 1970s (when the Beach Boys released their iconic Surf’s Up album), should feel, as we are riding on a “global demographic wave” which keeps extending further and further.  
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Graphs - Migrants crossing the Mediterranean

Graphs - Migrants crossing the Mediterranean | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it

We reported earlier this month that officials had warned that hundreds of thousands of people would be preparing to make treacherous crossings on unseaworthy vessels from the north African coast to Greece and Italy as this summer's "boat season" gets under way.

Here are five things that explain a little bit more about the migration situation across the Mediterranean sea.


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HG Académie de Rennes's curator insight, June 13, 2014 2:02 AM

Des données actualisées pour traiter les flux migratoires dans l'espace euro-méditerranée, notamment en classe de 4e.

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Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in seven charts - BBC News

Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in seven charts - BBC News | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
The crisis facing the EU as migrants from the Middle East and Africa try to reach new homes in Europe, explained with charts and maps.
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Population quiz: how well do you know the world?

Population quiz: how well do you know the world? | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Pit your wits against Hans Rosling, the data Jedi master. The Swedish professor presents, Don't Panic: The Truth About Population, on BBC2 on Thursday
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The changing shape of world demographics

Animating the changing shape of the world population pyramid. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1xqEZhX.


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Bex Swaney's curator insight, December 5, 2014 12:27 PM

Growth of the ageing population, population change as a whole

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 10:47 AM

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Deanna Metz's curator insight, March 1, 8:05 PM

This is an incredibly powerful and remarkably well-done video by the Economist (see related article here) that is reminiscent of a TED-ED lesson on the importance and value of population pyramids.  This video goes nicely with this article from the World Bank entitled "The End of the Population Pyramid" which highlights the demographic changes that will be reshaping global demographics in the next 50-100 years.  


Tag: population, declining population, demographic transition model, video, APHG.

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China's one-child policy and the lessons for America

China's one-child policy and the lessons for America | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Let's review exactly what population has to do with economic growth

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Chris Costa's curator insight, November 25, 2015 3:00 PM

I found this article absolutely fascinating. In the 2016 presidential race, Democratic candidate (and, arguably, frontrunner) Bernie Sanders has pledged to raise corporate taxes in order to provide for social programs, better education, and universal healthcare for all its citizens. Critics have pointed to the failure of such a plan when he attempted to implement it in his home state of Vermont, where the working class was simply not large enough to support the retirement system Sanders attempted to put in place. Defenders of Bernie have argued that what's true of Vermont's demographic- the second least populated state in the country- will not hold true for the nation as a whole, and this article suggests that these defenders have a point. While economic growth may not be as fast for younger American workers, by 2040 these welfare programs will still be running under any additional strain. The same cannot be said for the Chinese, where the disproportionate number of males being born- 119 for every 100 female children- means that a huge population gap will emerge between younger and older Chinese. Without being able to father a new generation, this group of mostly-male Chinese will age and be an enormous burden on the Chinese economy, to an extent that's almost unfathomable here in the US. China has since revered its One Child Policy that put itself in its current predicament, but it may well be a case of too little, too late.

Sarah Nobles's curator insight, November 27, 2015 7:57 AM

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The push-pull factors of migration | Geography | tutor2u

The push-pull factors of migration | Geography | tutor2u | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
There are many economic, social and physical reasons why people emigrate and they can usually be classified into push and pull factors.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, February 2, 4:47 PM
A great summary of reasons for migration. Global challenges - population movements topic.
Emma's curator insight, June 13, 10:29 PM

Great summary of the push and pull factors of migration.

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Australia's population hits 24 million faster than expected

Australia's population hits 24 million faster than expected | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Australia's population will hit 24 million much sooner than expected. And soon enough Sydney won't be our biggest city.
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The changing shape of world demographics

Animating the changing shape of the world population pyramid. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1xqEZhX.


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Bex Swaney's curator insight, December 5, 2014 12:27 PM

Growth of the ageing population, population change as a whole

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 10:47 AM

unit 2

Deanna Metz's curator insight, March 1, 8:05 PM

This is an incredibly powerful and remarkably well-done video by the Economist (see related article here) that is reminiscent of a TED-ED lesson on the importance and value of population pyramids.  This video goes nicely with this article from the World Bank entitled "The End of the Population Pyramid" which highlights the demographic changes that will be reshaping global demographics in the next 50-100 years.  


Tag: population, declining population, demographic transition model, video, APHG.

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Population, Sustainability, and Malthus: Crash Course World History 215 - YouTube

“ In which John Green teaches you about population. So, how many people can reasonably live on the Earth? Thomas Malthus got it totally wrong in the 19th centu...”
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Graph - Japan's demographic collapse

Graph - Japan's demographic collapse | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
“ Japan's population is just over 127 million at present, about 1.04 million less than its historical peak in 2008. But this decline masks drastic shifts in the country's demography. The number of people between the ages of 15 and 64 has declined by nearly 4 million, while the 65 and older cohort has shot up by more than 4 million.”
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Toilets: 2.5bn people go without – a 99-second video animation

Toilets: 2.5bn people go without – a 99-second video animation | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
More people have access to mobile phones than to bog-standard sanitation around the world
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Global MPI | Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

Global MPI | Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Global Multidimensional Poverty Index GLOBAL MPI 2014 Visit the Global MPI 2014 pages to access a wealth of resources, including case studies, infographics
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A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths

A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
This simulation gives an eerily omniscient vantage on the world as it fills.
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