Without policies that take account of a growing population with few working-age people, DRC risks seeing an increase in poverty and hunger.
With the right investment in health and education, Nigeria’s high population can spur economic development.
Ghana’s implementation of key population policies has not been consistent.
South Korea’s fertility rate fell below the level needed to sustain a population in the mid-1980s – and it never recovered. It is now below one child per woman during her reproductive years.
Many countries in West Africa do not have up to date census surveys.
During lockdowns renters ‘voted with removalists vans’, moving out of share houses and in with each other.
There’s no simple “yes” or “no” answer to whether we should produce more children when Earth is in such dire straits.
Evidence suggests that Ontario neither had a shortage of pre-authorized housing starts to accommodate its growing population, nor did it have a shortage of designated land to build such homes.
One scenario has China’s population halving by the end of the century, another has it falling by two-thirds.
For the first time since 1961, deaths in China have outpaced births – and unlike that one-year decline, the downward trend is likely to continue.
South Africans would rather see efforts go into tackling other challenges – but climate change will intensify those challenges.
Stricter population controls in India could have disastrous consequences for women and minority communities.
Arguments about population growth are unhelpful, distracting and often racist.
The human population has doubled in 48 years, and worsening climate change has left the world facing serious health risks, from infectious diseases to hunger and heat stress.
The UN estimates the global population will pass 8 billion people on Nov. 15, 2022. From the Stone Age to today, here’s how things spiraled out of control.
There should be a better long-term strategy for foreign direct investments in Nigeria that’s not tied to its oil reserves.
Nigeria must prioritise investment in education, health and infrastructure to harness the opportunities of its huge population.
A 1972 report warned that unchecked consumption could crater the world economy by 2100. Fifty years and much debate later, can humanity innovate quickly enough to avoid that fate?
According to the 2021 Census there are now almost one million Indigenous people in Australia. Although increase in population is a reason for this, there are some other factors to consider.
India is now the third-largest birthplace of Australian residents behind Australia and England, while for the first time less than half of the population has identified as Christian.