global population - updates

Rappler's latest stories on global population


Baby boom for some nations, bust for others – study

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:10 PM

While the world's population skyrocketed from 2.6 billion in 1950 to 7.6 billion in 2017, that growth is deeply uneven according to region and income

Global elderly population exploding – US report

Mar 29, 2016 - 4:45 PM

More than 600 million people worldwide are 65 years old or above says the US Census Bureau

epa05061835 A Chinese elderly patient walks with the help of a walking aid in a corridor of Songtang Hospice nursing home in Beijing, China, 07 December 2015 (issued 09 Dec). East Asia, led by China, is rapidly aging and has the world's largest share of the aging population ages 65 and over, or 211 million people, according to a new World Bank report released on 09 December 2015. At more than a third of the global population, the fast graying population will result in a significant reduction in adult work force and have vast implications on the economic growth and public services of the region. China alone will incur a net loss of 90 million workers by 2040 according to the report. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

What projects can end food insecurity by 2020?

May 30, 2015 - 1:30 PM

As the global population is expected to reach more than 9 5 billion by 2020 it is important that the challenges regarding food security are addressed as early as now

World population may hit 11 billion by 2100 – study

Sep 19, 2014 - 2:56 PM

There is now a 70 probability the world population will not stabilize this century

POPULATION BOOMING. Filipino children on a passenger motor-tricycle in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, 20 August 2014. Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA