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Forbes: European Economies Need African Migrants And There’s No Way Around It

June 15, 2021

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"Without immigration, the EU and UK could find their economies crippled by worker shortages within the next thirty years. A shift in attitudes to immigrants, as politically and socially difficult as it might be, will be necessary to head off economic disaster.

Demographic decline, the effect of populations getting older and having fewer kids, will see the economies of Europe and the UK down around 44 million workers by 2050, according to a report from the Center for Global Development (CGDev) based in Washington, D.C.

'Europeans are living longer and having fewer kids. That’s shrinking the working-age population just as the number of retirees is climbing,' says Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. 'That’s likely to put a profound strain on welfare systems and the social safety net, as well as slow economic growth and prosperity for everyone.'"

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