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The World in 2050?
Posted: 17 January 2011

Demographics count, and this survey suggests that low birth rates in countries like Italy could see a collapse of their populations by mid-century. Combined with the rise of new economic powers, this could see the 'old world' without much power or influence at all in global affairs. An interesting scenario, and one that might be countered by positive immigration laws, to bolster the population with skilled workers.

I wonder if Italy will take note of this report and alter their policies?

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