The world’s population has grown by 82 million people this year, according to data from the United Nations (UN). This means that on the night of January 1, 2022, there will be around 7.92 billion people living on Earth, according to the German Foundation for World Population (DSW).
According to the data, the world’s population is currently growing by around 1.09 percent every year, while between 1965 and 1970 the annual increase was still 2.05 percent. A new UN forecast on global population growth is expected in early 2022, said a spokeswoman for Hanover-based DSW. Statements on the impact of the CoV pandemic on population development could then also be made.
According to the foundation, the reason for the slowdown in growth is that women are having fewer children on average. Currently, the average number of children per woman worldwide is 2.3. At a rate of 2.1, the world population would not continue to grow.
In sub-Saharan Africa in particular, there are still far too many unwanted teenage pregnancies. For the girls, they are associated with extremely high health risks and have serious consequences for their future lives. “Many teenagers get into a poverty spiral when they become parents at an early age,” Kreutzberg stressed.