Social Insecurity: Demographic Change
“If [population growth] continued at this rate…by 2600 we would all be standing literally shoulder to shoulder.”
—Stephen Hawking, physicist and cosmologist
AT A GLANCE DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE
Five Essential Points
- The world's population is expanding and aging in parallel. The global populace is expanding, particularly in developing and emerging markets, and rapidly maturing, especially in the industrialized world. Both trends are forecast to continue and even intensify well into this century. International migration is also on the rise and will be magnified by an array of “push” and “pull” factors ...