Global Population Ageing and Migration in Europe
Routledge – 2013 – 256 pages
During the last decades, it has become increasingly clear that demographic change constitutes one of the most important challenges of the 21st century. One important factor that has placed demographic change high on the political agenda is an increasing awareness of current demographic trends. It is well known today that we can expect a dramatic increase in the number of elderly people in Europe, due to declining mortality combined with continuing low fertility. The working age population in Europe will decrease. This process of ageing in Europe is the closing phase of the demographic transition, a shift from high to low birth and death rates that started in the 19th century.
The main question this book focuses on is to what extent European external policies should be reconsidered in the light of current demographic challenges. Experts from Europe and the US concentate their study on current demographic trends, an analysis of demographic transitions and their economic, social and geo-political implications and European migration policies.
"A masterful overview of past trends and future projections that demonstrates the major significance of demographic ageing and international migration across the globe" - John Stillwell, University of Leeds, UK
1. Introduction 2. Underlying Demographic Trends and Patterns 3. Research Background 4. Forecasting Global Income Growth 5. Forecasting Net Migration 6. The Political Demography of Global Population Aging 7. Policy Challenges in a Growing Global Economy 8. Migration Trends, Current Population, Demographic Outlook: Will There Be Sufficient Labour in Europe? 9. The Causes and Effects of International Migration 10. The Development of a Common European Asylum and Migration Policy 11. Current European Union Migration and Development Policies 12. Migration and Other External Policy Areas 13. Population Complementarities and Balanced Migration Inflows and Outflows 14. Assessing the Qualitative Aspects: Qualification and Skills 15. A Way Forward: Skill Formation, Manpower Planning and Migration Policy Development 16. Conclusions and Policy Recommendations