(July 28, 2010) The Population Reference Bureau released its 2010 World Population Data Sheet on July 28, 2010, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC with presentations highlighting global aging, the theme of this year's data sheet.
Each of the three presenters illustrated his or her remarks with a series of PowerPoint graphics, which are synchronized with the presenter's remarks:
Bill Butz, president and CEO of PRB, "Introduction"
Carl Haub, senior demographer and Conrad Taeuber Chair of Population Information (time: 4:55 - 14:53)
World Population in 1900
World Population in 2000
Global Population Growth Is Almost Entirely Concentrated in the World's Poorer Countries
World Population: Number of Years to Reach Each Billion
The Aging Population of Developed Countries Guarantees Little Population Growth and Aging
Developed Countries' Youthfulness Guarantees Long-Term Population Growth
Asia and Africa Will Account for Nearly All Population Growth
The Demographic Divide: The Example of Ethiopia and Germany
How Many Children Do Women Say Is "Ideal"?
Why Is Future World Population Growth Uncertain?
The Number of People of Working Age (15-64) per Person of Retirement Age (65+) Will Decrease
James Gribble, vice president of International Programs (time: 14:54 - 26:00)
Total Dependency Ratio: The Example of France and Bangladesh
Globally, Total Dependency Has Been Decreasing and Is Starting to Increase
The Increase Is Due to Increasing Old-Age Dependency Worldwide
Bangladesh and France Have Similar Total Dependency Ratios
But Dependency Is Different in Each Country
In Bangladesh, Total Dependency Has Been Dominated by a Young Population
In France, Old-Age Dependency Dominates Total Dependency Ratio
Linda Jacobsen, vice president of Domestic Programs (time: 26:01 - 34:58)
Elderly Support Ratio: The Example of the United States
In the U.S., the Number of People Ages 65 and Older Will More Than Double by 2050
By 2050, One in Five Americans Will Be Ages 65 and Older
By 2030, There Will Be Only Three Working-Age Adults for Every Person Age 65 or Older
In One in Six U.S. Counties, the Share of the Population Ages 65+ Is Already 20 Percent
Almost One in Three U.S. Counties Already Has an Elderly Support Ratio of 3 or Less
The Future Characteristics of the Older Population Are Important for Policy Decisions
Changes in Family Patterns May Result in Less Availability of Family Caregivers in the U.S.
Entitlement Programs Have Helped to Reduce Poverty Among the Older Population
Social Security and Medicare Expenditures in the U.S. Are Expected to Reach 15% of GDP by 2050
The Costs of an Aging Population May Force Difficult Trade-offs in Spending Priorities