segunda-feira, setembro 29, 2003
Johan Norberg: Open borders for immigrants as well pt 3/8
A imigração como forma de renovação geracional
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has estimated that to keep the EU population at its present level until 2050, 1.6 million immigrants annually will be needed. And to maintain a steady ratio between working and retired populations, the EU would need to take in 13.5 million immigrants every year. Immigration alone cannot ultimately solve the structural problems of social security, pension systems and chronically low employment, but an influx of immigrant workers could ease the burden of transition to one of the alternative systems that various reformers have advocated.
In the light of these developments, the ability to attract people from abroad will decide which economies will grow, and which will stagnate in the future. The challenge will consist in attracting immigrants, not in trying to keep them away. The problem will not be to find jobs for the people, but to find people for the jobs.
posted by Miguel Noronha 4:18 da tarde
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