EU demographic indicators: Situation, trends and potential challenges

EU demographic indicators: Situation, trends and potential challenges

Some excellent insights into Europe’s demographic trends here

European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

Written by Angelos Delivorias and Giulio Sabbati

EU demographic indicators: Situation, trends and potential challenges © auris / Fotolia

Europe’s share of the global population is declining and its population is ageing. Unemployment is still high, although rates vary between Member States, as well as within them. Women, young adults and older workers have a higher risk of unemployment, while the number of part-time workers is increasing. Migrants represent 7% of the European population and account for around 7% of total employment. They are usually younger and more likely to face disproportionately heavy housing costs, to live in overcrowded households and to be more materially deprived than nationals, although, within the group, trends diverge between migrants from other EU Member States and third-country migrants. Differences in the distribution of income are observed, although they are still lower than in many other parts of the world. Almost a quarter of Europeans face the risk of poverty or social exclusion…

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One response

  1. I think this article via Dr Alf on EU demographic indicators demonstrates the staggering complacency of those who run Europe.

    The article talks about “challenges” yet for 30 years the EU has failed to produce a single net new job and apart from Germany is not exporting enough or paying its way.

    The pronouncements of Eric Schmidt of Google who in 2013 said that 50% of American jobs would disappear by 2033 seem to have passed Messrs Delivorius and Sabbati ,the authors of this article ,by.
    American worker productivity is the best in the world so even more European jobs will vanish with all that that means for poverty, pensions, the future of European youth, defense.

    Their use of the word “challenges” seems to imply that the issues posed by robotics, cybernetics, 3Dprinting, automation and self replication can be considered at leisure and solved at the stroke of a pen.

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