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World population reaches 8bn as it grows older

  • With reference to the stacked area chart ‘The number of older people . .. ’ explore the interactive data and outline the demographic shift that is taking place across the world

  • Discuss the challenges faced by countries as a result of ageing populations

  • With reference to the bubble chart ‘An ageing world’ use the interactive feature to explore how fertility rates and the share of population over 65 is expected to change

  • To what extent are ageing populations limited to developed economies?

Alasdair Monteith, Gordonstoun

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