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17 Countries Facing An Economy Crushing Demographic Crisis
Business Insider ^ | 04/19/2011 | Gregory White

Posted on 04/19/2011 10:06:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Economies across the developed world are facing the threat of an aging population, increasingly reliant on a shrinking working age population, according to data from the OECD.

While instances such as Japan are well known, the problem is endemic across Europe, with many countries seeing their dependency ratios, that is the amount of workers per retirees, shrink as we approach 2050.

That has the potential to cause serious funding problems for everything from social security, to pensions, to health care across the developed world, and wreak havoc on countries fiscal policies.

We've ranked the OECD countries projected to have the worst dependency ratios by 2050.

Note: We've listed all the countries in the OECD that are worse than the average dependency ratio projected in 2050. Retirees are individuals 65 years an older. Working age people are those age 20 to 64. The 2050 ratios are projections, and could change due to an increase in the birth rate, immigration, or the retirement age.

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE LIST OF COUNTRIES

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crisis; demographics; population

1 posted on 04/19/2011 10:06:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind


The United States is not on the list...
2 posted on 04/19/2011 10:07:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The world is ripe for Satan and Communism.
3 posted on 04/19/2011 10:10:28 AM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Make babies now!


4 posted on 04/19/2011 10:14:43 AM PDT by cookcounty (Eric Holder, Head of the Department of JUST-US.)
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To: ryan71

I’m not of this world and as far as I’m concerned, Satan and the communists can have it.


5 posted on 04/19/2011 10:15:19 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: SeekAndFind

True, but most of the babies born here aren’t really Americans either. Legally, maybe, but not culturally, nor where their loyalties lie.

Yet, what can we do? Not much. Perhaps they’ll assimilate and all, but who knows.


6 posted on 04/19/2011 10:16:41 AM PDT by RockinRight (I didn't see Swedish people knocking down the World Trade Center - The Donald)
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To: SeekAndFind

There will come a breaking point. At some point, young people in all of these countries will say to hell with your “promises” I’m not paying. Revolution will be in the air. Those socialists in Western Europe are in for a rude awakening if they think that young Muslims are going to be paying ridiculously high taxes so graybeard whities can have a comfortable retirement.


7 posted on 04/19/2011 10:17:16 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: SeekAndFind

Birth control is really paying off on that population bomb thingy.


8 posted on 04/19/2011 10:17:51 AM PDT by fella (n)
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To: SeekAndFind

Havoc on countries fiscal policies.
Don’t you love it how leaders plan things?.


9 posted on 04/19/2011 10:20:19 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: fella

Good health care is helping this trend along.


10 posted on 04/19/2011 10:21:23 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: fella

But what’s the alternative? Other than trying to set a cultural change to encourage children.

Banning BC is something Iran or Saudi Arabia would do.


11 posted on 04/19/2011 10:21:50 AM PDT by RockinRight (I didn't see Swedish people knocking down the World Trade Center - The Donald)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess China is not in the OECD, but they have a big problem too. It is projected that those over 60 will be 31% of the whole population in 2050.


12 posted on 04/19/2011 10:22:14 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: SeekAndFind
It's called Aborting the Future............

8:}

13 posted on 04/19/2011 10:25:57 AM PDT by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November II........)
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14 posted on 04/19/2011 10:30:07 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SeekAndFind
No, we are going in the opposite direction as the world's third largest country. We will be approaching half a billion people in 50 years.

The U.S. adds one international migrant (net) every 36 seconds. Immigrants account for one in 8 U.S. residents, the highest level in more than 80 years. In 1970 it was one in 21; in 1980 it was one in 16; and in 1990 it was one in 13. In a decade, it will be one in 7, the highest it has been in our history. And by 2050, one in 5 residents of the U.S. will be foreign-born.

Currently, 1.6 million legal and illegal immigrants settle in the country each year; 350,000 immigrants leave each year, resulting in a net immigration of 1.25 million. Since 1970, the U.S. population has increased from 203 million to 310 million, i.e., over 100 million. In the next 40 years, the population will increase by 130 million to 440 million. Three-quarters of the increase in our population since 1970 and the projected increase will be the result of immigration. The U.S., the world’s third most populous nation, has the highest annual rate of population growth of any developed country in the world, i.e., 0.977 percent (2010 estimate), principally due to immigration.

87 percent of the 1.2 million legal immigrants entering annually are minorities as defined by the U.S. Government and almost all of the illegal aliens are minorities. By 2019 half of the children 18 and under in the U.S. will be classified as minorities and by 2042, half of the residents of this country will be minorities. And by 2050, one in three will be Hispanic. Generally, immigrants and minorities vote predominantly for the Democrat Party. Hence, Democrats view immigration as a never-ending source of voters that will make them the permanent majority party.

15 posted on 04/19/2011 10:31:52 AM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

Some of the countries thought that immigration would swell the numbers of younger workers, but that didn’t work out so well because there were few jobs available for unskilled, uneducated immigrants who refused to assimilate.


16 posted on 04/19/2011 10:32:35 AM PDT by Eva
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To: ryan71
The world is ripe for Satan and Communism.

The world will pay heavy as the inevitable war will happen.

17 posted on 04/19/2011 10:40:23 AM PDT by Digger ((If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election))
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To: Digger

Communism and Islam are Satan’s right and left hands trying to destroy the Kingdom of God. Communism is for atheists, and islam for monotheists. After the rapture, those misguided muslims will be perfoming the God’s judgement (with their brutality) on the world, and they will spend eternity in a very different place than where they think.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 10:53:10 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe ( "Failure to speak out against evil is evil itself" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
"Those socialists in Western Europe are in for a rude awakening if they think that young Muslims are going to be paying ridiculously high taxes so graybeard whities can have a comfortable retirement."

Muslims ... that would be Mexicans, in the USA

Mutatis mutandis.

19 posted on 04/19/2011 11:01:38 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Contracepting, Buggring and Aborting Ourselves Out of Existence.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"that would be Mexicans, in the USA"

Ya' got that right! I'm going out and running an extra couple of miles now. Stay healthy.... stay healthy.... : )
20 posted on 04/19/2011 11:04:53 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Whenever I read these type of articles....it sounds more and more like a Liberal Whinefest to bring in Legal and Illegal Immigrants into countries

This “too many old people” issue has been around for years.

You do not solve it by bringing in more people (The falsehood pushed by Illegal Alien Amnesty supporters here in the USA)....you solve it by keeping your nation’s wealth from leaving the country

The number one way to keep a nation’s wealth is to end Free Trade as it is practiced today. Too many western countries practice this Free Trade, which long-term redistributes wealth from their nation to another.

We already see signs of this wising up in Europe....very liberal Finland now has a pro-Finnish party with the most seats in their Parliament...a party pro-Finn and not Free Trader pro-EU

I predict, as the economic situation gets worse in western nations, that you will see more Economic Patriotism in nations...and less Free Trade.


21 posted on 04/19/2011 11:35:45 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Stand Up To Obama Supporters....Boycott Beck)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Those socialists in Western Europe are in for a rude awakening if they think that young Muslims are going to be paying ridiculously high taxes so graybeard whities can have a comfortable retirement.

The young muslims are disproportionately on welfare themselves. The crisis will come MUCH sooner, like within the next few years, as the Welfare States collapse. Portugal and Greece are teetering, Spain and Italy are next. Their only way out will be to cancel the welfare state, at which point the recipients will riot.

22 posted on 04/19/2011 11:42:14 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: RockinRight

Iran has a lower birth rate than USA.


23 posted on 04/19/2011 11:46:15 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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