Does the Commission's Report Adequately Address the Key Issues of the Demographic Future of Europe?

Published in: Vienna yearbook of population research 2007 / Vienna Institute of Demography (Vienna : Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2007), p. 13-17

Posted on on January 01, 2007

by Jonathan Grant, Stijn Hoorens

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A discourse on the demographic future of Europe. This report discusses the move from 'challenge to opportunity' and indicates the need for a multifaceted approach which is likely to require exceptional levels of joined-up thinking at both the European and Member State level. The report also articulates a semantic somersault in calling for a set of pronatalist policies, but terming them 'demographic renewal,' which has to do with the ambiguity of demographic renewal and its inherent intractability. The authors speculate whether the solution—or part of the solution—might be technological.

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