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World population likely to shrink after mid-century, forecasting major shifts in global population and economic power

World population likely to shrink after mid-century, forecasting major shifts in global population and economic power

With widespread, sustained declines in fertility, the world population will likely peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion, and then decline to about 8.8 billion by 2100 — about 2 billion lower than some previous estimates, according to a new study.

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Source: ScienceDaily