- Published: September 2010
Tomorrow's World. A Look at the Demographic and Socio-economic Structure of the World in 2032
- Published: April 2013
- Region: Global
- 256 Pages
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
How the world's demographic and socio-economic landscape will change over the next two decades
Tomorrow's World maps out the world's near future through the lens of demography, dealing with issues of health and wealth; death and taxes; buying and selling; education and progress; and how and where we choose to live. The last century saw the world's population quadruple, the emergence of mega-cities and increased urbanisation, and large changes in fertility, mortality, healthcare, education, and income. The world we live in today was profoundly shaped by those changes. This book looks at what's happening now and how demographic changes will reshape the twenty-first century. It highlights the most significant current demographic realities and explains the implications they'll have for our near future. If you run a business, manage a brand, or just want to know what the future looks like, Tomorrow's World is a must-read.
- A vitally important look at demographic trends how they will effect labour, education, population, economics, and business in this century
- Written by the founder and Managing Director of Global Demographics Ltd., a leading demographic agency that consults with companies on market and business planning
- A must-read book for economists, financial analysts, brand managers, and business leaders
If you ever wanted to know what tomorrow's world will look like, you have to start by looking at the world today. This book reveals how the experts expect our socio-economic landscape to evolve, identifying threats and opportunities along the way. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
The Present Demographic Scenario
The Current State of Global Demography
A World Divided
Population Change by 2032
Migration, Births and Death Rates
The Implications of Population Changes
The Changing Age Profile
The Modern Household
The Impact on the Nature of Tomorrow’s Households
Employment and Dependency Ratios
Education and Productivity
The Education Index
The Future Demand for Education (and Standards)
Education’s Impact on Society
Can India Catch Up?
Strategic Implications from this Chapter
The Evolving Labour Force
Factors Influencing the Size and Value of the Labour Force
Where in the World is the Money?
Elephants in the Room
Usefulness of GDP for Evaluating the Potential of the Consumer Market of One Country Relative to Another?
What Is the Best Way to Compare Expenditure between Countries?
So Where Is the Money?
Relative Average Household Incomes per capita in 2012
Where will the money be in the future?
The Future for Household Incomes
Deciding Whether to Save or Spend
Distribution of Households by Income
The Distribution of Households by Income
Location of the Different Income Segments
Who Are the Middle Class?
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP): When Not to Use It
The Changing Pattern of Consumer Expenditure
The Basic Relationship between Consumption and Affluence
Changes in Expenditure by Income Segment and Region
Age Group and Expenditure – Where Should Brands Target Their Efforts in Future?
The Health Tsunami
The Relationship between Ageing and Demand for Health Services
The Cost of Health Care
Behind the Hype: the Future for China and India
China: A Special Case
The Future for India
About the Author
Dr. Clint Laurent is the founder and Managing Director of Global Demographics Ltd., formerly Asian Demographics Ltd. Dr. Laurent moved to Hong Kong in 1976, initially with Hong Kong University and then as a director of Price Waterhouse, where he built up a market research and consultancy group. In the following years, Dr. Laurent founded and sold off two leading regional research companies?Asia Market Intelligence Ltd. and then Asia Studies Ltd. before launching Asian Demographics in 1997. Dr. Laurent holds a PhD in marketing and statistics from Bath University in the UK.