Though Sciubba’s arguments often lack a critical eye towards the Western imperialism which ravaged many of the nations labeled 'developing' throughout the text, they are nonetheless imperative in a political climate which consistently oversimplifies shifting global demographics. 8 Billion and Counting is a great read for those who enjoy a numbers-driven analysis or are interested in discussions about fertility, migration, and the policies that impact them.
Sciubba, a professor of international relations and former demographics consultant to the United States Department of Defense, is unfailingly thorough in her research for this authoritative book ... Posing interesting and important questions, the author writes in clear, jargon-free language. She is generally optimistic, as long as the issues are properly understood and the right decisions are made ... An articulate, absorbing examination of where the demographic road is leading and how we can avoid the emerging pitfalls.