Webinar: 2010 World Population Data Sheet

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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