Population Pressures : Newsfile

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  • Future population shocks to hit the Philippines

    17 December 2004

    Before you finish reading this article, another classroom in the Philippines will need to be built. "Every day, 5,800 more Filipinos are added to the country - the size of two to three villages," said Mario Taguiwalo, former health undersecretary and population, speaking at a recent seminar on Population and the Philippine Future in Subic.

  • Population may stabilise at 9 billion, says UN

    9 November 2004

    In a controversial move, the UN Population Division has extended its view of world population trends beyond its previous long-term projections - to look ahead for 300 years. This produces a 'medium' scenario which sees world population rising from 6.1 billion in 2000 to around 8.9 billion in 2050, peaking at 9.22 billion in 2075 and stabilising at around 9 billion in 2300.

  • North-South demographic divide opening fast

    20 August 2004

    India is set to overtake China as the world's most populous country by 2050, while the United States will increase it's population by 45 per cent over the next 45 years, according to the latest forecast by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).

  • India's population set to overtake China

    15 July 2004

    New data indicates that India's population will overtake that of China as the world's largest, within 30 years.

  • Life expectancy drops below 40 in many African countries

    15 July 2004

    The AIDS crisis has cut life expectancy in many African countries to less than 40 years, making it the biggest factor in the dramatic decline of overall human development indicators in the continent, according to the 2004 Human Development Index.

  • Life expectancy falls below 40 in many African countries

    15 July 2004

    The AIDS crisis has cut life expectancy in many African countries to less than 40 years, making it the biggest factor in the dramatic decline of overall human development indicators in the continent, according to the 2004 Human Development Index.

  • Baby boom goes on in the Philippines

    17 June 2004

    With around four babies born every minute since the year 2000, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that the population of the Philippines will reach 84.2 million by the end of 2004. The last official count, by the National Statistics Office in 2000, was 76.5 million.

  • South Korea acts to boost births

    30 May 2004

    The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare has unveiled a proposal to try to stem the country's plunging birth rate, including financial incentives for families that have more than one child.

  • Number of children in Japan falls for 23rd year running

    7 May 2004

    The Japanese government marked 'Children's Day' by announcing that the number of children in Japan has fallen for a 23rd year in a row.

  • Mortality tops population concerns, says UN

    7 May 2004

    Child and maternal mortality and AIDS-related deaths are the most pressing population concerns for people in the developing world, while developed countries are most concerned with low fertility and its consequences. But too rapid population growth is also a major concern for many countries, according to a new UN analysis.