Tomorrow's World: A Look at the Demographic and Socio-Economic Structure of the World in 2032

  • 3h 54m
  • Clint Laurent
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

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.

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 subsequently sold two leading regional research companies, Asia Market Intelligence Ltd. (now Synovate) and then Asia Studies Ltd., before launching Asian Demographics in 1997.

Asian Demographics developed substantial historical databases of the demographic and socioeconomic profile of the countries of Asia, including China down to county level, and using modelling techniques, provided long-range forecasts of the changing nature of populations, labour force and households, and their income and expenditure patterns. In 2006, Asian Demographics became Global Demographics, and the databases and models were expanded to cover 75 countries, including South and North America, Eastern and Western Europe, and the Middle East, in total representing 79 percent of the world's population and 90 percent of its GDP. Through its Healthcare Subsidiary, the company provides forecasts for disease incidence and treatment affordability. Global Demographics' reports and databases are now used by a wide range of companies throughout the world to assist with their market planning.

Dr. Laurent has a PhD in Marketing and Statistics from Bath University in the United Kingdom.

In this Book

  • The Present Demographic Scenario
  • Population Change by 2032
  • Tomorrow's Household
  • Education and Productivity
  • The Evolving Labour Force
  • Where in the World Is the Money?
  • Distribution of Households by Income
  • The Changing Pattern of Consumer Expenditure
  • The Health Tsunami
  • Behind the Hype: The Future for China and India
  • Conclusion