based on the 2010
Revision of the World Population Prospects
contains the 2nd Revision of Probabilistic Population
Projections prepared by the Population Division of the
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
(DESA). While the 1st Revision, published in early 2012, was
based only on probabilistic projections of total fertility,
this 2nd Revision also includes probabilistic projections of
life expectancy at birth for all countries that do not have
a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections.
The probabilistic projections are
based on the historical estimates of population by age and
sex, fertility and mortality between 1950 and 2010 from the
2010 Revision of the World Population Prospects.
Probabilistic Population Projections provided on this CD-ROM
are a result of ongoing methodological and demographic
research - carried out by the Population Division in
cooperation with researchers from the University of Washington and the National University of Singapore.
are research results and must not be
confused with the official 2010 Revision of the
World Population Prospects, which are available on the
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