By Carl Haub




The World Population Dynamics Report 2002 offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of demographic changes worldwide. As neither an increase nor decrease in numbers alone poses the greatest challenge, the report focuses on the dynamics of population processes, including a society's unprecedented growth or aging, its rapid urbanisation or rising mortality rates due to HIV/AIDS. 

Beyond the pace of change, it is the growing divergence in demographic developments that places additional demands on societies. Increasingly, trends in neighbouring countries and regions are diverging significantly or even following distinctly different patterns of growth or decline. This mandates increasingly complex coping strategies at regional, national and even local levels. 


Print version of the report (pdf)


Destination Europe?

The future of global migration

Africa’s Demographic Trailblazers

How falling fertility rates accelerate development

From Land of Famine to Land of Hope

Will Ethiopia Become a Model for an African Upswing?

Food, Jobs and Sustainability

What African Agriculture Needs to Achieve

Europe's Demographic Future - Growing Regional Imbalances (2008)

with Prof. Dr. Manuela Naldini, University of Turin
"Demographic Change is not on the Political Agenda"

in the Online Handbook Demography

  • Population Ageing
  • Germany
  • Asia
  • India
  • Small Successes - Even though birth rates dropped in Germany in 2008, Germans tend to have more children than before – especially in the eastern part of the country.