Workforce Shortage

Changing workforce numbers

Marcus Roberts | 05 March 2012

The Economist has released some data on the changing numbers of workers in various countries.

Is Japan a glimpse of Europe’s future?

Marcus Roberts | 17 January 2012
Economists are looking to Japan for indicators about the future of Europe.

Chinese workers getting scarce

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 March 2010
Could China be running out of workers? Changes in the economy and education, combined with a mounting demographic crisis, confront employers and the government with big problems.

Will the one-child policy wreck China’s economy?

Michael Cook | 14 December 2009
China’s rapid economic development and America’s evident vulnerabilty after the Global Financial Crisis could make the Chinese a bit smug. But as leading demographer Nicholas Eberstadt points out in a frightening article in the Far Eastern Economic Review, China faces gigantic economic problems as the legacy of its one-child policy.
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