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The Lucky Club - Why Ireland has demographics on its side

Conor Skehan


Changing demographics will throw up big surprises around the world during the rest of this century

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'There is no reason to believe that this will change any time soon, unless we become infected with smug complacency, fashionable cynicism or ideological stupidity.' (stock image)

'There is no reason to believe that this will change any time soon, unless we become infected with smug complacency, fashionable cynicism or ideological stupidity.' (stock image)

'There is no reason to believe that this will change any time soon, unless we become infected with smug complacency, fashionable cynicism or ideological stupidity.' (stock image)

What do Ireland, the UK, France, Scandinavia and the US have in common, that China, Germany, Spain and Japan do not have? 'Population replacement' is the answer.

There are two types of countries: those where there are enough people having more than two babies to replace the old, so that the population can continue to grow; and those that do not.


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