Africa’s population will triple by the end of the century even as the rest of the world shrinks

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The Aging Effect

New thinking is required to serve an aging population.

Every global region could see their populations decline by the end of the century—except Africa.

The expected population contraction will be due to dropping fertility rates with death rates being either at par with or faster than birth rates in several countries. The varying rates of contraction will be most extreme in countries like Thailand, Japan and Spain along with 20 others, where declines could see their populations halved by 2100, a new Lancet report on fertility and population growth scenarios shows.

But, in sharp contrast, total population in Africa will triple in the same period.

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