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Unstable future of a world full of men

October 27, 2011

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As the global population hits seven billion, experts are warning that skewed gender ratios could fuel the emergence of volatile “bachelor nations” driven by an aggressive competition for brides. The precise consequences of what French population expert Christophe Guilmoto calls the “alarming demographic masculinisation” of countries such as India and China as the result of […]

World population to hit 10 billion

October 27, 2011

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The world’s population of seven billion is set to rise to at least 10 billion by 2100, but could top 15 billion if birth rates are just slightly higher than expected, the United Nations said yesterday. In a report ahead of ceremonies on October 31 to mark the seven billionth human alive today, the UN […]