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In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program established July 11 as World Population Day . But why on July 11? Because two years earlier the amount of five billion people on Earth was reached on that date.
According to the Census Bureau of the United States , the world population now exceeds 7,483 million people. This population growth raises questions about whether its maintenance is possible, about the use and abuse of natural resources such as water or energy such as coal or oil, about agri-food research, about how we pollute the planet or about what our cities will be like in the future. These are all very interesting issues that are complemented by other equally relevant ones, such as the fact that population growth is not homogeneous and, while in Western countries the population is aging, in developing countries the population explosion is significant until the point of having to put in place measures for birth control, as has happened in China. Finally, we can also ask ourselves about the knowledge that the study of demography and population can contribute to Sociology, to Economics, to Politics and, in the national sphere, how our demography has evolved ...
To answer all these questions we have prepared a small bibliographical sample that will be displayed on the ground floor of the Economic Library from 9 to 27 July under the title Demography and Population .
In addition, we have prepared a selection of full text articles obtained in Dialnet .
We are waiting for your visit.