Thursday, 29 October 2015

Population in the news

Plenty of population interest in the news today.
Firstly, the announcement from the Chinese news agency Xinhua that the government intends to end the One Child Policy, first introduced in 1980

This is partly due to economic reasons apparently, but also to try to rebalance the country's population. Currently around 30% of the population is over the age of 50. Many of these people may have only one child now to potentially support them in their old age.

A lot of case studies will now have to be re-written.

There was also a story about the UK's population.
There have been some ONS releases relating to the country's median age etc. and the latest forecasts of the UK's growth suggests that were heading for 70 million.

Plenty of interest for GCSE and 'A' level students.

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