New paper out on how meeting the SDGs would affect global population growth

This article just came out looking at how meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the successor framework to the well-known Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that “expired” in 2015, could be expected to affect population growth.  The main point is that many of the SDGs that the UN is committed to are clearly related to the overall population size (reducing premature mortality, obviously, but also expanding education), yet at the same time the existing UN’s own population projections seem to effectively assume that these developments won’t happen. My own contribution consisted of creating scenarios of educational expansion that correspond to the education goals included in the SDGs. These education projections are the same ones that entered the work I did for the Global Education Monitoring Report 2016.