India is poised to overtake China as the most populous country

Today there are 1.4 billion people in both India and China, but the entire African continent.“points out Professor Bruno Masculier, who specializes in the demography of Africa at UCLouvain.”This combination of circumstances hides a very different dynamic. China’s numbers are falling, India’s numbers will remain stable, but Africa’s will continue to rise“A third of the world’s births are African, compared with 17% in India and 8% in China.”Fertility is the first parameter to take into account. Sub-Saharan Africa has twice as many children per woman as India“. But the decisive point is the youth of the population, which constitutes the engine of African development. In China, the average age is 38 years. In India, 28 years and in Africa, 19 years. Bruno Masculier concludes: “We still don’t realize enough how much the face of the world is changing. The population of the current giants will decrease in weight, while the world will become more and more African. By 2100, 33% of the world will live in sub-Saharan Africa. It will provide economic openings that can change the balance of power, but we must seize them.”.

See also  "Moral and historical right is on our side"

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *