This week the world population is projected to reach seven billion. Yet in some countries the prospect of a decline in population is worrying policymakers far more. This columns asks what the people think, focusing on a survey from the Netherlands. It turns out that most people are in favour of global population decline, but “not in my backyard”.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||VOX: research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|