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Post Reply Interesting read on Japan's shrinking birth rate.
Posted 10/28/13

bgalek wrote:

I lurked on a couple of pages, but no one seemed to mention the economic issue posed on the government itself. With any developed nation that has a sizable government with progressive policies for its citizens, they usually give the retiring workforce some sort of pension that is subsidized by the next generation's taxes. This is similar to the policy employed by the United State's Social Security program that gives some sort of retirement money to the retirees. In a growing population, the ratio of young workers (next generation) is outnumbering their parents. However, in the case of Japan, that ratio is drastically higher compared to other developed nations due the compounded nature of longevity of the population and the weak fertility rate. In other words, the government will have many mouths to feed, but not many hands to feed them with.

Of course, the current status of overpopulation is nothing to brag about or to ignore, but for a nation to support its citizens to the best of its ability, the citizens have a duty of rearing children to continue the legacy. A 1:1 ratio of retirees and young people is not necessary, as the United States currently has a ratio of 1:7.5 (don't quote me), so not every couple needs to have children, but it should be encouraged as patriotic and responsible to the next generation of Japanese (or whatever country is having this issue).

Isn't statistics great?


This guy was kind of onto it


DezoPenguin wrote:

Hardly. An aging population is placing more drain on the system as individuals become less productive while requiring more medical care. Retirement gets put off longer and longer because individuals have no one other than themselves to provide support. This leaves jobs filled, so new workers can't get a head start on their own lives. And the overall number of jobs available declines because the shrinking population doesn't have the consumer base to support the industries. Things won't stabilize again until the last top-loaded generation dies off and an equilibrium is reached again.


He kind of sidetracked around the ["and the overall number of jobs" but... you can use his simple economics to mention a raise in retirement age, the potential restraint you mentioned about the generation tax and all that seemed to have been experienced in England.
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Birthrates rise and fall...give it a couple of years and it might be more stable
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They need to send someone like me, I'll be more then happy to repopulate japan
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The uk has a birth rate that's too high and there are no job, yet she talks about it like its 10x better then japan.
dude we have the reverse problem (they are now making schools with untrained teachers in order to put the kids somewhere).

did the American guy just forget that his country is in heavy det.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03fh0bg/This_World_No_Sex_Please_Were_Japanese/

interesting information however the host got on my nerves.
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Posted 10/28/13
i bet everyone is scared because their lover might be yandere
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