The German government is meeting with experts at a demography summit in a bid to come to grips with the country's population problems. A new study says that by the year 2060, one German in three will be over 65 years of age.
As Germany's aging population struggles to find enough care workers, the country's health minister is mulling funding training programs abroad. However, the "brain drain" risk has some authorities hesitant to sign on.
Migrants of working age make up 4.2 percent of the global population, and the number is growing. A UN report notes how poorer countries are increasingly supplying labor to richer ones to their own detriment.
Ahead of Labor Day on May 1, trade union leaders in Germany have said the concept of an unconditional basic income for all citizens has serious flaws. They said it would be the wrong answer to ongoing digitalization.
Whether migrants to Germany are able to find a job seems to depend heavily on what age they arrived here. The OECD reports that past a certain age, child migrants will be much more likely to fall behind.
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