Seven billion reasons to celebrate
The seven billionth member of humanity is coming. It's worth taking a moment to reflect on the ugly underside of today's international 'population movement.'

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  • 7 billionth baby most likely to be born in India

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  • The 7th billionth child in the world will likely be born in what the UN calls the "less developed regions"

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  • Baby Seven Billion will have a strong chance of living to adulthood and getting educated

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We do not know exactly when he or she will arrive-the U.S. Census Bureau says it may not be until March next year, while the United Nations' Population Division suggests it already happened yesterday-but the seven billionth member of humanity is going to be joining the planet very soon.

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Nicholas Eberstadt is the Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy at AEI

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  • Nicholas Eberstadt, a political economist and a demographer by training, is also a senior adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research, a member of the visiting committee at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a member of the Global Leadership Council at the World Economic Forum. He researches and writes extensively on economic development, foreign aid, global health, demographics, and poverty. He is the author of numerous monographs and articles on North and South Korea, East Asia, and countries of the former Soviet Union. His books range from The End of North Korea (AEI Press, 1999) to The Poverty of the Poverty Rate (AEI Press, 2008).

     

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