As usual, there are warnings of problems for the business location, as if demography were the only decisive factor
For the british telegraph, german dominance is disappearing – because the birth rate has fallen to the lowest level in the world and the share of the working population is shrinking fast. The figures come from a report by the hamburg institute of international economics (hwwi), which derives the warning from the world’s lowest birth rate: "demographic downward trend endangers germany as a business location".
According to prof. Dr. According to henning vopel, managing director of the hwwi, germany must fear being left behind as a business location due to the shrinking working population: "in global competition, this has significant negative consequences for germany’s attractiveness and performance as a business location. According to un forecasts, the share of the population in the 20 to 65 age group, which is relevant for the main occupation, will shrink from the current 61 percent to only 54 percent by 2030." soon, only one employable person was coming to a dependent one. However, the negative prediction ames that the employable person is not only of the right age, but also has the right skills, and that there is enough work, i.E. That the employable person is not self-dependent.