UK


Are we ready for the “grey tsunami”?

Marcus Roberts | 22 April 2014
The Lancet suggests that the UK, the USA and China are not ready.

UK Government: Please, Don’t Come! Part II

Marcus Roberts | 04 February 2013
Romania is not happy with the UK's attempts to limit Romanian migrants.

UK Government: Please, Don’t Come!

Marcus Roberts | 01 February 2013
The UK government is trying to convince Bulgarians and Romanians that the UK is not what it's cracked up to be.

The Challenge Against Immigration

Marcus Roberts | 14 September 2012
While immigration may make up for low birth rates, not everyone is happy about it in the UK.

UK Census 2011

Marcus Roberts | 19 July 2012
The results of the UK census 2011 are out.

Russia leads the way in dealing with demographic time-bomb

Peter Saunders | 03 May 2011
I was interested to see, following Minette Marin’s proposed ‘final solution’ for Britain’s growing number of elderly people, yet another article in the Sunday Times this weekend linking euthanasia with demographic trends. Lois Rogers, reporting on the recent joint suicide of a British couple in Australia, concluded her article with the provocative words: ‘Assisted dying is becoming more commonplace with the rise in the number of elderly people. Projections by the government suggest 11m Britons alive today can expect to reach 100.’

The Differing Migration Fortunes of the UK and Portugal

Marcus Roberts | 15 April 2011
While the UK is contemplating growing number of immigrants, Portugal is lamenting its lost migrants.

UK “fertility remains high”

Marcus Roberts | 21 March 2011
Remember when the archetypal family was Mum, Dad and 2.4 kids? Apparently in the United Kingdom, far from 2.4 children being the norm, a fertility rate of 1.94 children per woman in 2009 is a “high” fertility rate, at least according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
 

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 human will rise to the challenge of climate change and that our real problem is the coming demographic winter. The editor of Demography is Destiny is Marcus Roberts, a New Zealand lawyer. Send him your comments and suggestions. 


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