Germany's 'Slow-motion Calamity'

Commentators conjure up a sort of reverse Malthusian nightmare: Germany as a land of predominantly geriatric towns and cities set in a deserted, creeping countryside.
November 19, 2004, 1pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Germany's falling birthrate, like that in much of Western Europe, is entering its second generation....Germany, like several of its neighbors, is running out of the people it needs to sustain its advanced social systems and public infrastructure....For those who believe demography is destiny, those numbers add up to a slow-motion calamity."

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Published on Thursday, November 18, 2004 in The New York Times
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