Demographic transition 2
Back in May, I posted the evolution of population pyramid in Bangladeshover the period 1950 to 2030. From the same data source — UN population database — here is the median age in Bangladesh over the same period.
This chart makes the same point as the previous post — we used to be a very young nation, and now we are maturing a bit. Up until the mid-1990s, over half the country’s population were teen agers or younger. This is no longer the case. In 2015, the median age is expected to be 26. It’s a good thing in the sense that we now have lot more potential workers and fewer children to support. But it also means a lot of 20-somethings out there.
Is something big happening there, even if what it is ain’t exactly clear?