January 23, 2016

GONNA HAVE TO LURE MILLIONS MORE:

Immigration not going to stop Germany's demographic problem (Deutsche-welle, 1/20/16)

According to a report published by Germany's Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on Wednesday, the recent influx of refugees is not going to solve the dilemma caused by the country's aging population. In a nation where a strong social benefits system depends on a young workforce paying into it, some had hoped immigration would help slow down the decline of tax income generated by a low birthrate among Germans.

However, as the report suggested, these hopes may be dashed by the fact that the increased migrant population could only have short-term effects. Indeed, the demographic difference between the old and young in Germany is so vast that even the current unprecedented level of immigration cannot reverse the trend.

Posted by at January 23, 2016 10:28 AM

  

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