Large-scale immigration cure for Europe’s demographic “disaster”?
If it is, at what cost?
5000 Euros per baby
One Portuguese village's response to a declining birth rate
Portugal – Another European Demographic Disaster Story
Portugal birthrate has dropped significantly in the last few years.
Unemployment causes demographic shifts in Europe
Youth unemployment in Europe is causing significant demographic shifts as well-qualified, university educated young people look overseas for work. In particular, large numbers of Spanish and Portuguese youth are finding better opportunities abroad, with former colonies being among the more popular destinations.
The Differing Migration Fortunes of the UK and Portugal
While the UK is contemplating growing number of immigrants, Portugal is lamenting its lost migrants.
Welcome to Demography Is Destiny. We launched this to counter two media memes: that humans are a cancer which is destroying our planet and that world population is spiralling to unsustainable levels. The real story is that intelligent and inventive humans will rise to the challenge of climate change and that our real problem is the coming demographic winter. The editors of Demography is Destiny are Marcus and Shannon Roberts, who live in Auckland, New Zealand. Send them your comments and suggestions.