Global population will reach 7 billion later in 2011, just 12 years after reaching 6 billion in 1999. But virtually all of that growth is concentrated in the world’s poorest countries, making it difficult to lift large numbers of people out of poverty.
PRB’s 2011 World Population Data Sheet offers detailed information on 18 population, health, and environment indicators for more than 200 countries. New indicators on this year’s Data Sheet are Percent of Population Living Below US$2 per Day, and Population With Improved Water Supply.
In this webinar recorded on July 28, 2011, PRB demographers Carl Haub, James Gribble, and Linda Jacobsen present key findings from the Data Sheet that illustrate just how stark the contrasts are between rich and poor countries. Focus countries include Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Guatemala, India, Italy, Uganda, and the United States.
Wendy Baldwin, president and CEO, Population Reference Bureau
Carl Haub, senior visiting scholar and co-author of the Data Sheet and summary report
James Gribble, vice president of International Programs and co-author of the summary report
Linda Jacobsen, vice president of Domestic Programs
Read Carl Haub’s answers to additional questions submitted during the webinar.