This blog is intended to go along with Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, by John R. Weeks, published by Cengage Learning. The latest edition is the 12th (it came out in 2015), but this blog is meant to complement any edition of the book by showing the way in which demographic issues are regularly in the news.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

The 100 People Project

Thanks to my old friend Jennifer Messersmith for the link to a video describing the human population in terms of percentages. The shorthand is "100 people" but you get the idea. The video that appears on Facebook (and has so many views that you may already have seen it, even though I had not until today--go figure) appears to be derived from a project called 100 People: A World Portrait, which lists the sources for the data that appear in the video. It is a nice overview of the current world situation. Of course it raises more questions than it answers, but hopefully it inspires people to go out looking for the connections.


Click here to play video

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