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Depopulation Timebomb | Sarah Harper

The world’s population is set to expand to 9.7 billion but will contract sharply by 2064 with enormous economic, social and geopolitical implications – with urbanisation becoming a universal form of birth control.

Professor Sarah Harper comments on the social care crisis in an article published by The Independent on 28 October 2021.

“Poorer people are typically much more likely to have health problems and need care in their seventies with more affluent people not requiring help until their 80s. Life expectancy will increase but for poorer people so will the periods of ill health that they’ll need to pay for," said Harper. 

► Read the full article: The societal pyramid scheme: Are we heading for depopulation disaster?