Peak Children ?  

Posted by Big Gav in ,

Gapminder thinks the recent enlarged future population predictions overshadowed the likely fact that we have reached the peak number of children being born each year - The World has reached Peak Number of Children!.

world population continueS to grow, but the number of children in the world has now reached its peak.

In 1960 we were 1 billion children below 15 years of age and we were 35% of the world population.

Now there are 1,9 billion children in the world, but they are but 27% of world population.

In 2050 there will still be an estimated 1.9 billion kids, but they will be only 20% of world population.

The reason, 40% of world population has less than 2 children per women and thus compensationg for the 18% that get more than 3 children per women.

http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/unpp/p2k0data.asp

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