This report highlights the potential of targeted population policies to achieve demographic dividends.
Europe looks back on a turbulent decade in which financial, economic and debt crises led to mass unemployment and brought entire states to the brink of insolvency. As hundreds of thousands of refugees made their way to Europe, many people showed great willingness to help them. But at the same time, mass migration has caused new tension. These events have had a major impact on population development. New migration patterns have emerged while old ones have changed and in many places, fewer people want to start families in the face of economic insecurity. So where do Europe’s regions stand today and what are their long-term prospects? The Berlin Institute for Population and Development examines these questions using a large number of demographic and socio-economic indicators.
The Berlin Institute would like to thank the Nuremberg Institute for Market Decisions (formerly GfK Verein) for supporting this research project.
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