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World population likely to shrink after mid-century

WNM | Sep 2, 2020 at 5:06 PM

With widespread, sustained declines in fertility, the world population will likely peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion, and then decline to about 8.8 billion by 2100 — about 2 billion lower than some previous estimates, according to a study.