– China is facing a graying population

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– China is facing a graying population, much like Europe – fewer workers, more retirees. Another solution has been IGOs and NGOs promoting contraceptive education in developing countries (in the case of condoms, this will also address the AIDS epidemic), but this has also met with politically motivated criticism. In the developed world, particularly in Europe, this is a problem, due to the fact that there is a graying population – more retirees as the result of a negative birthrate – the birth rate is so low that it doesn’t meet replacement levels. In Europe we have seen how this puts a strain on governments – most European states offered generous pension systems – with fewer workers and more people collecting pensions, this represents a monetary strain. Also, in many countries, the labor market is more restricted – it is difficult in countries like France and Italy to fire workers, due to stronger unions. As a result, older people work longer and younger people have less access to jobs.
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course POLISCI 1003 taught by Professor Olson during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

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