Geography class: World population reaches 8bn as it grows older

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World population reaches 8 billion as it ages

  • With reference to the stacked area chart “The number of elderly . ..’ explore interactive data and describe the demographic shift that is happening across the world

  • Discuss the challenges countries face due to aging populations

  • Referring to the “An Aging World” bubble chart, use the interactive feature to explore how fertility rates and the share of the population over 65 are projected to change

  • How limited are aging populations to developed economies?

Alisdair Monteith, Gordonstoun

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