October 28, 2011
The 7 Billionth Human: What Does This Birth Mean?
The United Nations Population Division estimates that the world’s population will reach 7 billion around October 31, 2011. To explore the impact of this milestone, the Hopkins Population Center and the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health hosted the symposium “The Seven Billionth Human: What Does This Birth Mean” on October 14.
United Nations Population Fund
Professor, Economics Department
University of Michigan
Director, Population Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research