Do people fear population decline?

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Abstract

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”.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalVOX: research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists
Volume30-10-2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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