China resorted to a one-child policy in 1979 to limit its then-ballooning population, and then over three decades later changed it to a two-child policy. Experts say it cannot be a model for other countries.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and four of her ministers are discussing the government's demography strategy at a summit in Berlin. Their record so far? Below average, says expert James Vaupel.
The exploding world population is no small problem. Feeding, clothing and housing everyone will be a challenge, so will be putting them all to work. Will industry step up and grab the unprecedented business chance?
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