News

Regional Snapshots

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  29 Jul 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6042, pp. 555-557
DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6042.555

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Summary

Science consulted with demographers and regional experts to explore the demographic challenges facing people in different parts of the world. These "snapshots," descriptions of composite characters, try to capture some of those trends that set countries and regions apart. The characters are fictional, but statistics and descriptions of the places in which they live are based on fact.