Is It a Solution to Declining
and Ageing Populations?
United Nations projections indicate that over the next 50 years, the
populations of virtually all countries of Europe as well as Japan will face population
decline and population ageing. The new challenges of declining and ageing populations will
require comprehensive reassessments of many established policies and programmes, including
those relating to international migration.
Focusing on these two striking and critical population trends, the
report considers replacement migration for eight low-fertility countries (France, Germany,
Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States) and
two regions (Europe and the European Union). Replacement migration refers to the
international migration that a country would need to offset population decline and
population ageing resulting from low fertility and mortality rates.
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