Teacher's Ramblings

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Monday, December 13, 2004

Found A New Blog

There are good reasons for reading the comments sections of some blogs, at INDC Journal I found this site. I really like the linked post on Russia demographic trends:

...Russian men today have a life expectancy of just 59 years, down from 64 years in 1990. Between 1992 and 2002, Russia’s population fell from 149 million to 144 million. Russian projections of a "worst case scenario" show that the population could decline to around 100 million by 2050, less than the current population of Pakistan. By contrast, the U.S. population is expected to increase to 396 million by 2050.

Murray Feshbach, a professor at Georgetown University and a former branch chief at the U.S. Bureau of the Census, is an expert in Russian demographics. He notes that the catastrophe facing Russia has no historical precedent. Here are some of his conclusions: Read the whole thing!

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