Population Trends and Demography

Seeing the Big Picture on Urbanization

The United Nations Population Division recently updated one of their signature products: the World Urbanization Prospects. By 2050, the world’s urban population is projected to grow by 2.5 billion people, with almost 90 percent of that growth expected to be … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Population Trends and Demography

The Hidden Family Planning Crisis of the Urban Poor

Today, 3.9 billion of us live in cities. That’s more than half the world’s population. By 2050, about two-thirds of us will live in urban areas. Today is World Population Day, and this week the United Nations Population Division released … Continue Reading

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What’s Youth Got To Do With It?

This piece was originally published at Women at the Center, and is cross-posted with permission. Half of the world’s population is under 30 and half of all new HIV infections are happening to people between the ages of 15 and … Continue Reading