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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Germany’s ageing and diminishing population


I have already written about the double whammy of prolonged low birth rate and extending life expectancy that is changing the age-profile of Germany. If you haven’t already, then you should, read the FT article quoted in the blog posting.

A bit of Googling turned-up the found the definitive source of information about Germany’s forecasted population (Federal Statistical Office). As you can see from the chart, unless German women re-discover the joys of childbirth and/or the country embraces the youth from its neighbouring states, its population will shrink and rapidly age.

I hope German corporates have figured these changes into their business strategy. Dick Stroud

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