05 março, 2012

Japan’s Demographic Doom

Like many western nations, Japan is facing a demographic nightmare that portends a doomsday scenario for its future. As the Japanese live longer and the birth rate keeps falling, the country won't be able to meet the health care needs of a rapidly aging population as the workforce continues to shrink.

International Business Times spokes to an expert on demographic issues to discuss Japan’s dilemma.

Peter H. Liotta PhD is the author of "The Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security & the Map of the Future," which has just been published. He is also Professor of Humanities at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.

Fonte: International Business Times, 02/03/2012


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