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Monday, September 07, 2015

Germany, refugees and the collapse of the country's birthrate - a connection?

Germany’s birth rate is the lowest level in the world and its workforce will start plunging at a faster rate than Japan's by the early 2020s,

You can read all about the details in a study by the World Economy Institute in Hamburg.
The average number of births per 1,000 population dropped to 8.2 over the five years from 2008 to 2013, further compounding a demographic crisis already in the pipeline. Even Japan did slightly better at 8.4.
Maybe this goes a little way to explain how German has reacted to the influx of you people who are mainly young and by all accounts well educated. At least Germany has somebody that is keeping an eye on its demographics, the implications and the opportunities of getting an infusion of young workers - unlike the head in sand attitude of other countries. It is a pity that the country hasn't been more honest about its motivations. Dick Stroud

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