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World population in 2050: assessing the projections

  • Joel E. Cohen
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    This paper will review some population projections for the United States, the world, and selected major regions. The total population size, the youth dependency ratio, the elderly dependency ratio, and the total dependency ratio will receive most attention. The underlying assumptions regarding fertility, mortality, and migration will be reviewed. Projections from different sources will be compared where possible.

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    Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in its journal Conference Series ; [Proceedings].

    Volume (Year): 46 (2001)
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    Handle: RePEc:fip:fedbcp:y:2001:n:46:x:11
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