Doug Vining The World in 2050?

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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Posted: 17 January 2011 at 07:32

Wolfgang Grulke Starting to get to the root of the problem

"The biggest barriers to economic recovery (are) political, not economic and call for political leadership and courage." read on...
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Posted: 15 August 2011 at 09:42

Wolfgang Grulke Germany 2040?

Just read a few comments from a report by Steffen Kroehnert, a demographics expert, about a likely future for the euros's gearbox economy in 2040. He says that Germany will likely have lost 30% of its population due to having Europe's lowest birth rates (1.36 per person vs 1.98 in the UK), and influx of well-educated young from other EU countries will not make a significant difference in the long run. So, how devastating will the effects be on the Eurozone economy and on social and health-care systems in Germany when there will likely be nine pensioners for every ten people in work?!
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Posted: 4 August 2013 at 10:56
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