Friday, June 12, 2009

Poles will die out?

According to Eurostat the birthrate in Poland per 1 woman is the lowest in Europe. There should be twice as many babies just to maintain the number of citizens. Results of this birth rate slump can be catastrophic. In 50 years there will be no one to work for pensions of older generations.

The birth rate in Poland has reached a level of 1.27. To a natural generation exchange it should be kept at the level of 2.11. Moreover situation is getting worse and worse. For last 20 years (1983-2003) the number of births has fallen by a half.

The only possible solution to this problem is following the example of other Western countries such as France and UK that import workers from Asia and Africa. The catholic newspaper “Go Niedzielny” quotes a historian Niell Ferguson, who claims that there has been the sharpest fall in population since a Black Death epidemic in XIV century.
  • Note: If only it could be so...