The world youth population (ages 15 to 24) is projected to rise to 1.4 billion in 2050 from 1.2 billion now but the youth share of world population will fall to 14 percent from 16 percent.
According to the Annual World Population Data Sheet by the Population Reference Bureau with Special Focus on Youth , Africa’s youth population will rise to 35 percent of the world youth total in 2050, from 20 percent today.
Ethiopia currently has the highest share of youth population at 21.8 percent while Bulgaria has the lowest share at 9.1 percent.
The global adolescent fertility rate is 50 births per 1,000 women, compared to only 16 per 1,000 in more-developed countries and 54 per 1,000 in less-developed countries.
The 2017 World Population Data Sheet includes special indicators and six analytical graphics assessing whether youth (generally defined as people ages 15 to 24) are well-positioned to develop into productive adults, based on health, education, and other factors.
The Data Sheet includes indicators for secondary and tertiary school enrollment, adolescent fertility rates, rates of HIV/AIDS among youth, youth population figures for 2017, and youth population projections for 2050. A few key figures are:
This report reviews the Population and Poverty (PopPov) Research Network’s most rigorous results from the past 10 years regarding the effects of reproductive health improvements on women’s economic empowerment.
The authors also draw on results generated outside the network over the same period, provided that they address this causal relationship and use rigorous statistical methods.
While high rates of smoking decades ago contribute to tobacco-related deaths today, getting Americans to quit smoking and preventing them from starting in the first place remains a public health priority.
To better design and target prevention efforts, researchers are examining genetics, stress, and neighborhood/family characteristics to identify who smokes and why. The research findings published in an article supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Distilled from a previously released PACE report, three policy briefs and two infographics highlight the effects of population age structure and fertility rates on Sub-Saharan Africa’s public institutions, workforce productivity, and access to water.
These products show how effective development policies and programs must urgently address the needs of SSA’s largely youthful population and future generations to improve employment prospects, mitigate the scarcity of natural resources, and promote more equitable economic development.
Population Reference Bureau