It is assumed that births are unevenly distributed throughout any given year, with the distribution influenced by such factors as climate, culture, and major economic and social events. But, is there evidence for this hypothesis? We at Knoema believe that the best evidence starts with data. So, we collected demographic statistics on the number of births monthly from January 2009 through December 2015 for two countries—Russia and the United States—to see what the data could tell us.
The data clearly shows that births are not randomly distributed throughout the year, instead births seem to correspond with climate and leisure conditions, which may influence parents’ desire to conceive children.
The Forum will discuss ways in which young people can and are helping to manage the shift from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will also address ways to ensure that the needs and priorities of all youth are at the centre of the future development agenda and its implementation. Event Holder: United Nations Date: 30-31 January 2018
The world population was 7.349 billion as of 1 July 2015, according to estimates from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This estimate is based on the de-facto definition of population counting all residents of countries regardless of their legal status or citizenship. The global population has almost tripled during the last 65 years, but because of the declining population growth rate since 1970 it will take more than 200 years for the population to triple again. By 2100, the global population is expected to be only half as much as it is now. The world’s population is currently made up by the residents of 196...