Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson discuss their new book "Empty Planet: The Shock of Population Decline."
Africa is expected to contribute more than half the increase in global population over the next 30 years. According to the UN, in Africa the average fertility rate is currently 4.85.
By 2007, for the first time, the number of urban dwellers surpassed rural population. Now globally 55% of us are urbanites.
More than 80% of us live in urban areas. Our fertility rate has been steadily decreasing and now sits at 1.54. But Canada’s population is growing, and most of that is because of immigration.
George Leeson, director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing at the University of Oxford, talks about how governments and societies can adapt and prepare for the large increase of the aging population in the coming years.
Nobuko Kobayashi, managing director and partner at EY-Parthenon, speaks about the declining population in Japan and what needs to be done to address this demographic crisis.