Living in the EU : demography
Title: Living in the EU : demography
Series/Number: [Global Governance Programme]; GlobalStat; European Parliament; At a Glance InfoGraphics; 2019/635566
External link: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2019)635566
Important effects of the ageing of its population will influence the future of the European Union (EU). The population is dramatically ageing, driven both by significant increases in life expectancy and by lower fertility rates than in the past. Population growth is therefore slowing down, along with an increasing old-age dependency ratio. Free movement within the EU, in particular east-west movement of EU citizens, has increased, reducing the population of some Member States, while increasing that of others. These changes have serious implications across a range of areas, including the economy, labour market, healthcare and pensions. Hence, they deserve in-depth analysis.
Type of Access: openAccess