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State of World Population 2011

People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion

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In late 2011, the global population will reach 7 billion, up from 6 billion in barely 12 years. This Report examines how the world got to this milestone, mentioning factors such as the big strides in health care that allow older people to live longer, more children to survive to adulthood and beyond, as well as policies and other initiatives that allow women to play a stronger role in society. This overview includes analysis of the latest demographic trends, such as the unprecedented youth bulge, as well as projections and implications for the quality of life of women, men and young people. The Report includes original reporting from China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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Decision to move: The power and impact of migration

In the picturesque mountain village of Rostushe in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the gloom of a grey wintery day was reflected in the faces of women talking about how migration had taken the heart and spirit out of their community. Migration is not a new phenomenon in this village, they said. Young men have been going abroad for work since the 1960s, to Turkey, then later to Western Europe and North America.

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