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'My parents say hurry up and find a girl': China's millions of lonely 'leftover men'

'My parents say hurry up and find a girl': China's millions of lonely 'leftover men' | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
By 2020 there will be 30 million more young men than women in China. In a one-party state that values social stability above all, this disaffected and frustrated element of the population is cause for concern
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10 countries that desperately want people to have more sex

10 countries that desperately want people to have more sex | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Roughly half the countries around the world experience low fertility rates, and some get pretty creative in how they encourage procreation.

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Deanna Wiist's curator insight, September 12, 2017 8:55 PM

While many countries have anti-natalist policies (policies to discourage more births), other countries with declining populations have pro-natalist policies in an attempt to increase fertility rates.  While not an exhaustive list, this list gives a few more examples that teachers can use to show how countries in stage 4 of the demographic transition are dealing with declining fertility rates.  

 

 

Tags: declining populations, population, demographic transition model, modelsunit 2 population. 

Ms. Amanda Fairchild's curator insight, October 16, 2017 1:21 PM
Examples of pro-natalist countries.
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Population

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China birth rate up after one-child rule change - BBC News

China birth rate up after one-child rule change - BBC News | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Many of the 17.86 million babies born in China last year already had an older sibling, say officials.
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Global Population Boom: Are People the Problem, the Solution, or Both? - Video

Global Population Boom: Are People the Problem, the Solution, or Both? - Video | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
In his lecture, Professor Joel Cohen teaches you how demography can provide answers to the life or death questions caused by the world's swelling population and dwindling resources.
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Infographic: The Demographic Timebomb - A Rapidly Aging Population

Infographic: The Demographic Timebomb - A Rapidly Aging Population | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
The percentage of the global population that is 65+ will double from 10% to 20% by 2050, creating potential economic headwinds especially for millennials.
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Overpopulated and Underfed: Countries Near a Breaking Point

Overpopulated and Underfed: Countries Near a Breaking Point | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Magnifying crises resulting from global overpopulation, explained in five charts.
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Urbanisation in China

China's citizens are moving from the countryside into cities in record numbers, boosting the economy but making party leaders uneasy Subscribe NOW to Th
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Japan, Short on Babies, Reaches a Worrisome Milestone

Japan, Short on Babies, Reaches a Worrisome Milestone | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Annual births have fallen below a million, and the shrinking population is affecting the job and housing markets, along with consumer and business spending.
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'This is death to the family': Japan's fertility crisis is creating economic and social woes never seen before

'This is death to the family': Japan's fertility crisis is creating economic and social woes never seen before | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
It's midnight in Tokyo and Takehiro Onuk
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Fading echoes: East Germany’s population is shrinking | The Economist

Fading echoes: East Germany’s population is shrinking | The Economist | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
WERE it not for the graffiti on abandoned buildings, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, two towns north of Leipzig joined as one in 2007, would seem devoid of young people. Pharmacies, physiotherapy surgeries and shops selling garden gnomes line the sleepy streets. In its heyday the place had a booming chemical industry.
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Japan expected to shed 30% of total population in next 50 years:The Asahi Shimbun

Japan expected to shed 30% of total population in next 50 years:The Asahi Shimbun | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Japan is expected to lose more than a quarter of its population over the next 50 years, according to
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The world at seven billion - BBC News

The world at seven billion - BBC News | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
As the UN announces that the population of the world has reached seven billion, the BBC's Fergus Walsh finds out whether the numbers will rise or fall in the future.
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The massive shift coming in world population, captured in one animation

After an explosion in global population over the past century, growth rates have been steadily falling, and in some developed regions there’s been no growth at all as low birth rates have actually led to declines. There’s one big outlier, though.
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Which Countries Have Shrinking Populations?

How Japan's Economy Is Destroying Its Youth http://bit.ly/23eayt5 Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml With global population rising, some countries ar
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End of the one-child policy in China | All media content | DW | 28.03.2016

End of the one-child policy in China | All media content | DW | 28.03.2016 | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
In autumn 2015 China's leadership instituted a drastic reform of its population policy: in future, couples are allowed to have two children instead of one. The government is reacting to the aging of the country's population.
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'This is death to the family': Japan's fertility crisis is creating economic and social woes never seen before

'This is death to the family': Japan's fertility crisis is creating economic and social woes never seen before | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Shrinking GDP and a falling population are poised to turn Japan into what economists call a "demographic time bomb," and other countries could be next.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 20, 2017 10:34 PM

Preliminary HSc - Global challenges: Population

Deanna Wiist's curator insight, September 12, 2017 9:01 PM

The article headline is quite click-baity, but there is some real substance to this article.  The graphs are especially useful to teach concepts such as population momentum and the age-dependency ratio. These were the key parts of the article that caught my eye:

  • An aging population will mean higher costs for the government, a shortage of pension and social security-type funds, a shortage of people to care for the very aged, slow economic growth, and a shortage of young workers.
  • Following feminism's slow build in Japan since the 1970s, today's workers strive for equality between the sexes, something Japan's pyramid-style corporate structure just isn't built for. That's because institutional knowledge is viewed as a big deal in Japan.
  • The elderly now make up 27% of Japan's population. In the US, the rate is only 15%. Experts predict the ratio in Japan could rise to 40% by 2050. With that comes rising social-security costs, which the shrinking younger generations are expected to bear.
  • To make up for an aging population and aversion toward immigrant work, Japan's tech sector has stepped up its efforts in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Tags: culture, genderlabor, populationmigration, JapanEast Asia.

josiewern's curator insight, December 8, 2017 4:33 AM

unit 2 article 1              2

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Demographic challenges for China in the coming decades

Stretching over a massive landmass of over 9.5 million square kilometres, China currently has a population of around 1.39 billion
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A Record 65.6 Million People Displaced Worldwide: UNHCR

A Record 65.6 Million People Displaced Worldwide: UNHCR | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
A record 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide by the end of 2016, reports the U.N. refugee agency
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What is the difference between asylum seekers, refugees and economic migrants?

What is the difference between asylum seekers, refugees and economic migrants? | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Often the terms ‘migrant’, ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’ are used interchangeably - but they have specific meaning and attached legal definitions.
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All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map

All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
This map shows the estimated net immigration (inflows minus outflows) by origin and destination country between 2010 and 2015. Blue circles = positive net migration (more inflows). Red circles = negative net migration (more outflows). Each yellow dot represents 1,000 people. Hover over a circle to see that country’s total net migration between 2010 and 2015. […]
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Why have four children when you could have seven? Family planning in Niger

Why have four children when you could have seven? Family planning in Niger | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
With the world’s highest birthrate, Niger’s population is set to double in 17 years. NGOs are providing contraception, but what if women want more babies?
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Italian village offers €2,000 gifts to boost dwindling population

Italian village offers €2,000 gifts to boost dwindling population | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
Bormida, population 394, also offering homes to rent for as little €50 a month in effort to persuade people to move there

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China considers paying couples to have a second child

China considers paying couples to have a second child | Global Challenge - Population | Scoop.it
After abolishing the one-child policy, Communist party mulls financial incentives to parents who have more than one baby

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oyndrila's curator insight, February 28, 2017 10:15 AM
This is interesting!