09 Sep '11, 3pm

WHO’S AFRAID OF DECLINING POPULATION?: Anthony Browne The following is an excerpt of an article published in Pop...

WHO’S AFRAID OF DECLINING POPULATION?: Anthony Browne The following is an excerpt of an article published in Pop...

The following is an excerpt of an article published in Population Press. Studies by the OECD show there is no correlation between population size and GDP per capita. If big populations create wealth, then the world’s most populous countries, China and India, would be the richest, not among the poorest. Many low-population countries, such as Norway and Switzerland, are very wealthy. Ireland, with only four million people, has overtaken Britain’s 60 million in GDP per capita. By far the smallest member of the European Union, Luxembourg, is also by far the wealthiest. Once, countries needed large populations for military strength in a hostile world: large numbers of people meant large armies. Women in Victorian Britain were urged to lie back and think of England so that they could help sustain an overstretched empire. Women in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were urged to h...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/09/whos-afraid-of-declin...

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