The end of world population growth in the 21st century: new challenges for human capital formation and sustainable development

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The 20th century was the century of explosive population growth, resulting in unprecedented impacts; in contrast, the 21st century is likely to see the end of world population growth and become the century of population aging. We are currently at the crossroads of these demographic regimes. This book presents fresh evidence about our demographic future and provides a new framework for understanding the underlying unity in this diversity. It is an invaluable resource for those concerned with the implications of population change in the 21st century. The End of World Population Growth in the 21st Century is the first volume in a new series on Population and Sustainable Development. The series provides fresh ways of thinking about population trends and impacts.

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ANDI Africa Nutrition Database Initiative
The End of World Population Growth
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About the author (2004)

Wolfgang Lutz is leader of the World Population Project of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). He has published widely in the fields of population forecasting and population--environment analysis and is editor of The Future Population of the World (1996) and co-author of Population and Climate Change (2001).

Scherbov is a senior scientist at the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a senior research scholar at IIASA.

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