November 17, 2012

Depopulating Russia Could Get Angry

Michael Lee, Transhumanity

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The changing demographic profile of Russia must rank as its greatest long-term challenge. If one compares population profiles by age groups and gender for Russia between 2010, 2050 and 2100, the nature of the challenge ahead becomes clear. The year 2050 will be a turning point for Russia as the population ages and rapidly shrinks. Younger age groups will decline throughout the century as Russia’s demographic profile “flattens” from its healthy 2010 bulges for its working and young ages groups.

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