Income Inequality and Population Growth in Africa

Africa’s population is expected to almost quadruple by 2100, from about 1.19 billion in 2015 to 4.39 billion. It will thus account for 39.12 per cent of the world’s population by 2100, against 16.14 per cent in 2015. The continent remains the most youthful globally, with a median age of 19.4 years compared to 29.6 globally, 29.2 for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and 30.2 for Asia. Furthermore, more than 60 per cent of the continent’s population is below the age of 25 years, compared to around 42 per cent globally. While most other regions are experiencing population ageing, Africa is not. Therefore, the continent plays a significant role in global population dynamics due to its size, its youthful population and structure of the world’s population.

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Aug 01 2015
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