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A Fact-Based World View: Dr Hans Rosling

October 2012

Dr Hans Rosling explains how and why the world’s population will stabilise at nine to 10 billion, and explores the concepts of ‘developed’ and ‘undeveloped’.

A Fact-Based World View: Dr Hans Rosling


0 mins – Introduction to Hans Rosling

2 minutes – Lecture begins

8 minutes – Rapid population growth

14 minutes – Improved standards of living

23 minutes – Life expectancy V children per woman

34 minutes – "Peak child" and population stability

44 minutes – Filling the global population gap

56 minutes – Economic growth of "developing" nations

62 minutes – New categories for the world

View this lecture (Friday 16 March 2012)


AQA – AS Unit 1, Core Human Section (Population Change). Uses population indicators to explain continents that are at different stages of demographic transition.

Edexcel – AS unit 1, topic 2: Going Global (Roots). An analysis of population change according to social and economic factors. Focusses on birth and death rates.

OCR – A2 unit F763: Global Issues (Populations and Resources). Illustrates the dynamic nature of population change and explains the varying factors from place to place.

WJEC – AS unit G2, theme 1: Investigating Population Change. Looks at global population growth, total, distribution and densities. Looks at inputs of births and outputs of deaths.

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