Demographics

Germany’s demographic cliff

In an article from visual capitalist research shows that Germany is already in the midst of a demographic cliff as an ageing working population threatens Germany’s post-war economic prowess. Germany is the most populous and productive economy in Europe, with 80 million people and a GDP of almost $4 trillion. However every year the population is at risk of shrinking, there are 8.4 births and 11.3 deaths per 1,000 people in Germany. The only way to solve the problem is with net immigration. However, the recent German election results saw the rise of right-wing anti-immigration parties suggesting that any new German government will struggle to actively promote immigration in the future. The AfD Right wing party is now the third largest party in the Bundestag and eve if not in government they are likely to create a great deal of anti-immigration noise.

This article was attributed and provided by PG International

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