The Stigma of Short-Run Decline
Keywords: immigration, fertility rates, population shrinkage, aging population, economics
AbstractCountries across the globe are facing shrinking and aging populations. Immigration offers a solution to cull or diminish the rate at which the population is shrinking. However, it seems that the public sector fears an increase in immigration that would lead to an economic and societal decline. Immigration is capped and fertility remains below the rate of replacement. Society needs policy reformation to change the stigma about immigration to solve the population crisis.