Lancet study on Population

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Lancet study on Population

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains I and II – Population issues; Social/Welfare issues

In news:

According to Lancet study –

  • At the current rate of growth, India’s population is likely to peak by 2047 at about 1.61 billion and then decline to 1.03 billion by 2100.
  • Population decline in India is expected only around 2046. 
  • India will remain the most populous country.
  • The five largest countries in 2100 (are projected) to be India, Nigeria, China, the U.S. and Pakistan.

Do you know?

  • World population is expected to peak by 2061 at 9.73 billion and by 2100 dip to 8.79 billion.
  • Fall in population can be attributed to the assumption that all women globally will have much higher access to contraception and education.
  • A Total Fertility Rate (TFR) lower than 2.1 leads to a decline in a country’s population.

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