I’m studying for my Geography class and need an explanation.

According to the United Nation’s World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights, there are some definite trends occurring in today’s populations. The United Nations predicted that the following would occur in 2019:

The report from the United Nations also outlined 8 main trends that have been observed. Those trends are listed below:

1.) The world’s population continues to grow, but at a slower pace. The last time in history that the population growth rate was this low was in the 1950s.

2.) Sub-Saharan Africa will account for most of the growth of the world’s population in the upcoming decades. Other regions will begin to experience decreasing populations.

3.) Two-thirds of the projected growth of the global population through 2050 will occur due to current age structures. This means that the number of women in their childbearing years is high enough to keep the population growing through 2050. This would still occur even if childbearing in high fertility countries dropped to only two births per woman during her lifetime.

4.) Continued rapid population growth presents challenges for sustainable (manageable) development.

5.) Several of the world’s largest countries will drive much of the anticipated global population change.

6.) A growing number of countries are experiencing a decrease in population size. This is due to sustained low levels of fertility and, in some places, high rates of emigration.

7.) In some parts of the world, populations are still relatively young. In some countries, the number of people in the working ages is growing faster than in other age groups, creating a window of opportunity for rapid economic growth.

8.) Historically low levels of fertility combined with increased lifespan ensure that populations in almost all countries and areas are growing older.


For this assignment you will be researching a country’s population trends. You will begin by choosing a country in either Asia or Africa. Once you choose a country, you should search for reliable websites to use to gather your research. If you have trouble finding reliable research, please contact me. After you have gathered your research, answer the following questions using complete sentences: