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2009-06-26 09:38:27

Researchers from the University of Valladolid have constructed a demographic and economic simulation model called 'Carri³n', which projects the costs of pensions, Social Security contributions and GDP up until 2060. The model also includes detailed scenarios about the behaviour of people migrating to Spain currently and in the future, in relation to the length of time they stay, their fertility, salaries and employment rate.The new study, led by the senior professor Zen³n...

2008-11-12 21:00:06

Earth will be home to 9.2 billion people by 2050, a report issued Wednesday by the United Nations projects. There are an estimated 6.7 billion people now. The U.N. Population Fund's ''State of World Population Report 2008'' urges approaching population-related problems such as reproductive health and social inequality from a cultural prospective, Kyodo news service in Japan reported. The report lists China as the world's most populated country in 2008 with 1.3 billion, followed by India...

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2008-10-28 12:20:00

A Harvard research study suggests that Mexicans would live an average of two months longer if they breathed cleaner air. The study published on Monday found that some 7,600 people's lives were cut short each year by diseases related to air pollution between 2001-2005, representing about 1.6 percent of annual deaths in Mexico. At least 38 percent of those deaths were in Mexico City, a mountain-ringed valley long known for its dense layer of smog. The study published in Proceedings of the...

2008-08-28 00:00:16

By ARCHIE BLAND The big question Why are we asking this now? Projections released by the European Commission this week suggest that in 50 years time, Britain's population will look very different to how it does today. As part of a broader set of predictions of EU- wide trends, the statistical research body Eurostat found that Britain's population would grow significantly, to become the largest country on the continent, at the same time as getting a good deal older. Figures released by...

2008-08-27 18:00:20

By SARAH STACK IRELAND'S population will soar by 53 per cent in the next 50 years, it was predicted yesterday. Official figures forecast around 6.7 million people will be living here by 2060. The EU statistics office, Eurostat, said Ireland will have one of the strongest growths in Europe, in just over half a century. And it told how economists will be concerned at the effect of our ageing population as a quarter will be aged 65 or over and one in 10 aged 80 or older. The report...

2008-07-15 06:00:44

THE government is being urged to consider further increases in the retirement age to cope with rising life expectancy. Under current plans the age the state pension can be taken would increase from 65 to 68 by 2046, which pensions minister Lord McKenzie of Luton described as "broadly in line" with predictions for life expectancy. But Labour former treasury minister Lord Sheldon told peers yesterday: "In the early post-war years life expectancy after retirement was only a few years. What...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

In reference to David O'Connell's June 16 letter, "Editorial's erroneous Malthusianism": Having read Mr. O'Connell's complaints about a Journal editorial from May 19 titled "Too many people,"' I can state without fear of contradiction that virtually every single statement made by Mr. O'Connell is factually incorrect. World population growth is the most fundamental problem facing the world today, and has been for the last 30 years! No matter what issue you care to name in the world...

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2008-01-24 14:15:39

Global Trends Can Also Bolster U.S. Security Changing demographic trends will impact the future of international relations, according to the latest issue of Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR). Several hotbed areas in the world that offer the motive and opportunity for political violence are due to stabilize by the year 2030. Countries such as Iraq, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia are currently experiencing "youth bulges" (a disproportionately high number of young people in a society)...

2006-06-29 23:30:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan, struggling to deal with a falling birth rate and an aging population, said on Friday its ratio of elderly people to total population was now the world's highest, surpassing that of Italy. The ratio of people aged 65 or older reached 21.0 percent of the total population in 2005, beating Italy's 20.0 percent, the government said in a report released on Friday. The ratio of people aged 15 or younger in the total population was the world's lowest at 13.6 percent,...

2006-04-07 17:32:49

LONDON (Reuters) - Life in Zimbabwe is shorter than anywhere else in the world, with neither men nor women expected to live to 40, World Health Organization statistics showed on Friday. The WHO's World Health Report for 2006 said the average life expectancy in the AIDS and poverty-stricken country was 36 years -- less than half of the 82-year life span in Japan, which lies at the top of the table with San Marino and Monaco. The report used the latest data from 2004. Last year's...


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