EU population grows only because lives longer: how demographics change economy

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This is why demography is on the agenda of the von der Leyen Commission: lifelong learning, healthy lifestyles, higher health systems, introducing more people (women, migrants, disabled and older workers) into the labor market through incentives.

Certainly the pandemic has subverted some demographic data, mainly in remote areas with less developed health systems or in areas with high population density and frequent intergenerational contacts. There has also been a decrease in fertility rates, mainly for economic reasons.

But for the EU it has already been clear for a decade that it is necessary to keep in mind the phenomena in progress, in order to give the most adequate answers. To population and to economy.

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Demographic outlook for the European Union 2021

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