Large population decline expected in China and India
This will make Nigeria the second-largest nation on Earth ahead of China by 2094.
Originally published by World Economic Forum | with the collaboration of Katharina Buchholz Data Journalist, Statista
- Research by the University of Washington suggests that population declines in India and China could be more rapid than previously thought.
- Growing access to education and contraception for women could catapult Indian and Chinese fertility below replacement levels quickly.
- The researchers did not see the same factors at play in most African nations, where population growth will continue to 2100 and beyond.