Population Problems

In: Culture Emerging Markets Employment Global Economy

23 Oct 2009

A graphic of several countries’ population distribution. The related article points out that while many OECD countries are facing problems because of their aging population, many developing countries are dealing with the opposite. Uganda, for example has 70 percent of the population under 30.


2 Responses to Population Problems



October 24th, 2009 at 12:56 am

People getting older is not a problem, it’s the goal. This reminds me of economists in the 1970s complaining that the OECD countries had a “problem” with too many people being too well off to accept hard dirty work for poor wages. (the solution of offering better wages was not palatable to their masters)


Ran Barton

October 29th, 2009 at 11:22 am

I’d prefer it if the six y-axes shared the same scale.

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