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001    on1035466201 
003    OCoLC 
005    20190130025758.0 
008    180628t20192019nyu      b    001 0 eng   
010      2018029016 
020    9781984823212|q(hardcover) 
020    1984823213|q(hardcover) 
020    9781984823229|q(paperback) 
020    1984823221|q(paperback) 
035    (OCoLC)1035466201 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cDLC|dOCLCO|dOCLCF|dOCLCQ|dOQX 
042    pcc 
049    CKEA 
050 00 HB887|b.B75 2019 
082 00 304.6/2|223 
100 1  Bricker, Darrell Jay,|d1961-|eauthor. 
245 10 Empty planet :|bthe shock of global population decline /
       |cDarrell Bricker and John Ibbitson. 
250    First edition. 
263    1902 
264  1 New York :|bCrown Publishers,|c[2019] 
264  4 |c©2019 
300    288 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-277) and 
       index. 
505 0  A brief history of population -- Malthus and sons -- The 
       greying of Europe -- Asia: the price of miracles -- The 
       economics of babies -- The Africa question -- Shutting 
       down the factory in Brazil -- Push and pull migration -- 
       The Elephant rises, the Dragon declines -- The second 
       American century -- Cultural extinction in an age of 
       decline -- The Canadian solution -- What lies ahead. 
520    Explores the pros and cons of a declining global 
       population, including worker shortages, lower risk of 
       famine, and greater affluence and autonomy for women. 
520    "For half a century, statisticians, pundits, and 
       politicians have warned that a burgeoning population will 
       soon overwhelm the earth's resources. But a growing number
       of experts are sounding a different alarm. Rather than 
       continuing to increase exponentially, they argue, the 
       global population is headed for a steep decline--and in 
       many countries, that decline has already begun. In Empty 
       Planet, John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker find that a 
       smaller global population will bring with it many benefits
       : fewer workers will command higher wages; the environment
       will improve; the risk of famine will wane; and falling 
       birthrates in the developing world will bring greater 
       affluence and autonomy for women. But enormous disruption 
       lies ahead, too. We can already see the effects in Europe 
       and parts of Asia, as aging populations and worker 
       shortages weaken the economy and impose crippling demands 
       on healthcare and social security. The United States and 
       Canada are well-positioned to successfully navigate these 
       coming demographic shifts--that is, unless growing 
       isolationism leads us to close ourselves off just as 
       openness becomes more critical to our survival than ever. 
       Rigorously researched and deeply compelling, Empty Planet 
       offers a vision of a future that we can no longer prevent-
       -but one that we can shape, if we choose."--Dust jacket. 
650  0 Demographic transition. 
650  0 Population|xSocial aspects. 
650  0 Population|xEconomic aspects. 
650  7 Demographic transition.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00890152 
650  7 Population|xEconomic aspects.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01071483 
650  7 Population|xSocial aspects.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01071506 
700 1  Ibbitson, John,|eauthor. 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aBricker, Darrell Jay, 1961-|tEmpty 
       planet.|dNew York : Crown Publishers, [2019]
       |z9781984823236|w(DLC)  2018031644 
994    C0|bCKE 

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