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80% of world population will soon be in urban areas

By Rashme Sehgal

Are nations prepared for this demographic transition, asks UNFPA's State of the World Population 2007 report


The richer the district, the poorer the sex ratio

By Durga Chandran

A study by the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics establishes a clear correlation between the number of sonography centres and decline in child sex ratio in Maharashtra. The average sex ratio for districts with more than 100 sonography centres is 901 and for districts with less than 100 sonography centres it is 937


World population will increase from 6.4 billion to 8.9 billion by 2050

'The State of the World Population 2004' report examines population, reproductive health and the global effort to end poverty ten years after the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo


State of World Population 2003: Investing in Adolescents' Health and Rights

The recently released State of World Population 2003: Investing in Adolescents' Health and Rights report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)examines the challenges and risks faced by the younger generation, all of which have a direct bearing on their physical, emotional and mental well-being


State of World Population 2001

The population of the world, which now stands at 6.1 billion, is expected to touch the 9.3 billion mark by 2050. A United Nations Population Fund's state of world population 2001 report explores the relation between population and environment and underlines steps of poverty reduction and women's empowerment