Monday, September 04, 2006

No pied piper required

I know you know what I think, but I like this topic so I'll take the opportunity afforded me by today's New York Times to revisit it. There are too few children being born in Europe, especially Eastern Europe.
"If you have a fertility rate of 1.2 or 1.3 you need to do something about it – it's really quite a problem," said Tomas Sobotka of the Vienna Institute of Demography. "You have labor problems, economic problems and steep rates of population decline."