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Policy Insights

Researchers and collaboration partners of Population Europe as well as eminent experts from leading organisations contribute to the debate on demographic developments that are of public interest by providing insights into pressing policy issues.

Three generations

Over the past 100 years, the size and composition of the world’s population has been transformed. In 1930, the world was home to 2 billion people; on 21 January 1987 the world marked the birth of its 5 billionth citizen, taking 57 years to add 3 billon people; today (15 November 2022) the world population is estimated to reach 8 billion, taking just 35 years to add the next 3 billion.

Puzzle of the EU with the UK missing
While the EU implements initiatives that move toward equality between immigrant and resident workers, the UK, in contrast, has become more unequal for working immigrants compared to UK residents due to the removal of the distinction between workers from EU member states and third-country workers.