Canal March

Is the birth rate falling because we live longer lives?

Julio Pérez Díaz and José Antonio Herce interviewed by Antonio San José e Íñigo Alfonso

The Burning Issue

The demographic situation in Spain has brought the sustainability of the welfare state into the public debate. In this new session of The Burning Issue the economist José Antonio Herce and Julio Pérez Díaz, an investigatory demographer at the CSIC, discuss the effectiveness of policies promoting higher birth rates, the reform of the pensions system, productivity and job prospects, rural depopulation and the migratory processes, as well as democratic trends, among other current issues.

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