Migration has so far saved the United States from following the fate of Europe's aging societies. But a fall in net migration has already slowed U.S. population growth and could eventually lead to a negative trend. As other global measures to boost fertility rates have so far failed, migration had proven to be "effective in sustaining population numbers," the authors of the study write. … [Read more...] about Fertility rates around the world are declining. Trump supporters won’t like the solution.
Why is fertility rate declining
It’s normal for fertility rates in wealthy countries to go up and down. People tend to adjust the timing of births to take advantage of a “good” year – such as one when high state benefits are offered – or avoid a “bad” year – such as one with high economic uncertainty. … [Read more...] about US fertility is dropping. Here’s why some experts saw it coming
Leaders of the Catholic Church in Italy have expressed their concern over Italy high rate of emigration, and in 2016 the President of the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI) decried the exodus of Italy’s best and brightest, warning that the loss of talented Italian citizens was “depleting” the country. … [Read more...] about Italian Government Forecasts Demographic Plunge by 2065
China’s economy has evolved too far to be carried by cheap manufacturing. The nation’s share of the global textile and clothing industry, for example, is waning, and wages are increasing, as reported by the South China Morning Post. (Westerners can check the labels next time they’re shopping for clothes: many will say they were made in Vietnam, Pakistan or Indonesia.) China’s graying and diminishing workforce is part of what’s driving this. It’s also driving Beijing’s investment in fields like robotics and new-energy vehicles — a new model for the nation’s shrinking workforce. … [Read more...] about Chinese Media Foreshadows End of Family Planning Policies
Here's what we can say in conclusion. Current rates of illegal immigration remain extremely low by historic stands. Both legal and undocumented immigrants are significantly less likely to commit most crimes than native-born citizens, making them a net benefit to public safety. The research shows that immigrants are not taking jobs away from U.S. natives, and their impact on wages appears to be small to nonexistent, particularly across the long term. … [Read more...] about Analysis: There’s no ‘immigration crisis,’ and the research proves it