Chart of the Week: Trends in Worldwide Population (1950-2050)

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Feb 24, 2020
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Chart of the Week, Did You Know...?

Fascinating chart showing trends in world population and predictions for the future (Yale GlobalOnline

Questions: 

  • What are three major trends you can identify from this chart that have occurred between 1950 and 2020? 
    • Do most of the trends you identified represent improvements in the standard of living around the world? 
  • What do you see as the most significant change projected to occur between 2020 and 2050? 
  • One of the changes happening in many developed countries (including the U.S.) is the aging population? What impact do you think that (higher %age of people over 65) will have on the economy? 
  • Why do you think there has been and expected to be more migration to cities and increased urbanization? 
  • As an entrepreneur looking at this data, what opportunities do you see in the future? Recall that entrepreneurs are always looking for growing markets...

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