Geog 1: Population and resources
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Africa's young to swell to 1bn by 2050, says Unicef

Africa's young to swell to 1bn by 2050, says Unicef | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
Africa's under-18 population will increase by two-thirds to reach almost a billion by 2050, a new UN report says.
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Elderly care demand to 'outstrip' family supply

Elderly care demand to 'outstrip' family supply | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
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A look ahead to an ageing population

A look ahead to an ageing population | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
Perceptions of the elderly vary widely around the world, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.
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Carlee Allen's curator insight, March 22, 2015 3:29 PM

This article explains how the number of people over the age of 65 will triple by the time we reach 2050. This is causing a major controversy, while many Japanese people believe that this will cause major problems in the world, many Americans disagree. While Americans may be right, this population change will diversely affect the economy, many more middle-aged people will have to get out of work in order to take care of the rising amount of elderly in the world.

 

I though that it was interesting that just the population of elderly people is said to be tripled. Why just the elderly? Is it because of our improving healthcare?

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Director fined over one-child policy

Director fined over one-child policy | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
China orders popular film director Zhang Yimou to pay $1.2m for violating the country's one-child policy.
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Carlee Allen's curator insight, March 22, 2015 3:23 PM

This article explains how Zhang Yimou was fined because of the government's One Child Policy (he stated that he has 3). China first introduced the policy in the 1970s to drop the birth rate, and it has been present and strict ever since. The policy limits urban parents to 1 child and rural parents to 2 children, but China promises that new laws are coming to relax this policy.

 

I thought this article was very interesting because we learned about this in class, but I didn't know that it was still going on in China today. I think that this policy is crazy! People should be able to control how they live their life and that includes how many children they wish to have.

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INDEX

INDEX | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
Visit BBC News for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories. BBC News provides trusted World and UK news as well as local and regional perspectives. Also entertainment, business, science, technology and health news.
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China to loosen one-child policy

China to loosen one-child policy | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to having only a single child, state media say, part of a raft of reforms being announced.
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Viewpoint: Five ways the world is doing better than you think

Viewpoint: Five ways the world is doing better than you think | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
Many people are convinced life is getting worse across the planet, but they have failed to notice the enormous progress most countries have made in recent decades.
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China's three-year-old boarders

China's three-year-old boarders | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
Thousands of young Chinese children are sent to boarding kindergartens during the week, only returning to their parents at the weekend.
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Charities warn on ageing population

Charities warn on ageing population | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
Ministers should do more to prepare for the impact of an ageing population while the public should plan for their old age, a group of charities warns.
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Most UK births since 1972, says ONS

Most UK births since 1972, says ONS | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
More babies were born in the UK in 2011-12 than in any year since 1972, contributing to the highest population growth in the EU, official figures show.
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Where are the missing 90-year-olds?

Where are the missing 90-year-olds? | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
Thousands of elderly people are missing. The last UK census found far fewer people in their 90s than expected, and the same thing happened in the US with people over 100.
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China works to ease water woes

China works to ease water woes | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
China is hoping desalination may be the answer to its water shortage crisis despite protests from environmentalists, says the BBC's Celia Hatton in Beijing.
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Why old age need not be a burden

Why old age need not be a burden | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
A House of Lords report has urged the government to do more to plan for the ageing population. But does a growing number of "old old" necessarily mean a public sector crisis is around the corner?
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Singapore: Goody bag for every newborn

Singapore: Goody bag for every newborn | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
Babies born in Singapore in 2015 will get a goody bag.
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Carlee Allen's curator insight, March 22, 2015 3:16 PM

Singapore Government officials have decided that babies will now be given a "goody bag" along with them when they are born. The goody bag will include things that are beneficial to the baby and other things that parents can keep and later show to their children as memorabilia. The goody bags will also include the baby's birth certificate and other important documents. This idea was passed because of Singapore's birth rate fall.

 

I like the idea of the parents and babies getting a goody bag when they are born. I think that it is a cool and nifty way to increase the birth rate in Singapore, and I think that other developing countries should try it too.

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China expands 'baby hatch' scheme

China expands 'baby hatch' scheme | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
China's health authorities expand a "baby hatch" scheme across the country to provide safe place for parents to abandon their unwanted infants.
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Alexis Michelle's curator insight, September 8, 2015 9:35 AM

The population in China is so humongous that each family or couple can only have  one child. The "baby hatch " scheme is this kind of like an orphanage for kids who are not wanted in their family's in China which is an amazing idea so that kids don't  get put on the streets and end up dieing. 

Brealyn Holley's curator insight, September 8, 2015 9:36 AM

The population in China is so big that each couple is allowed to have one baby per family. I think that this is wrong because you shouldn't have to give your baby away just because it's a girl. However, if the child is a girl then they most likely have to disown the baby and even put it in the "baby hatch". -BH 

Rebecca Cofield's curator insight, September 26, 2015 11:46 AM

I believe this is a more humane and safe way to discard of unwanted children in China but I do wish there would be a cultural shift in the way of thinking.  Girls and boys are needed in all countries to maintain a balance in gender roles.  It is still astonishing to me the number of babies who are abandoned in all parts of the world.

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How come Iraq's population has been rising?

How come Iraq's population has been rising? | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
Thousands of civilians died in Iraq last year, and many more have died since the Iraq War began, in 2003. But the UN says the country's population has never stopped growing.
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Parents 'to share childcare leave'

Parents 'to share childcare leave' | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
The government says mothers and fathers will be able to share up to a year of parental leave by April 2015, but one business group calls the plan a "nightmare".
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Can robots care for the elderly?

Can robots care for the elderly? | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
With the world's elderly population growing rapidly, scientists are suggesting that robots could take on some of the burden of providing care, support and - most surprisingly - companionship.
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Oldest person in UK dies aged 113

Oldest person in UK dies aged 113 | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
The oldest person in the UK has died aged 113, her MP confirms.
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Over 80s in UK 'to double by 2037'

Over 80s in UK 'to double by 2037' | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
The number of people aged 80 and over in the UK is expected to more than double to six million by the middle of 2037, according to the ONS.
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China girls barred from 'boy's jobs'

China girls barred from 'boy's jobs' | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
For the 100 Women season, the BBC's Celia Hatton in China reports on how women are banned from some male-only university courses and discouraged from some jobs.
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Viewpoints: Romanian and Bulgarian immigration to UK

Viewpoints: Romanian and Bulgarian immigration to UK | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK rose by a quarter in three months, new figures have shown. Experts discuss the potential impact upon the UK.
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Economic crisis 'hit birth rates'

Economic crisis 'hit birth rates' | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
Birth rates in 28 European countries have fallen as unemployment rates have risen since the financial crisis hit in 2008, a new study shows.
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Mapping children's chances

Mapping children's chances | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
A Californian university has produced maps comparing how family-friendly countries are around the world
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UK scientists 'develop superwheat'

UK scientists 'develop superwheat' | Geog 1: Population and resources | Scoop.it
British scientists at a research centre in Cambridge say they have developed a new type of wheat which could increase productivity by 30%.
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