Challenges of Changing Population News Article Collection
Population is important to a country’s economy. Low birth rates and aging populations spell disaster for rich nations.Changes in population patterns over time are important because of some of these reasons, low and aging population and dependency loads, but mostly this has to do with the aging population. It has to do with the aging population because especially in Canada the population of people sixty and older are now larger than the number of children under fifthteen. This is due to the “Baby Boomers” (1946- 1964), their generation is getting older and wants to retire. This also affects immigration, internal migration, global and poverty.
Canada’s population changes in population patterns over time critically important because there are more people who are 65 and older than kids under 15. Last year Canada’s population only increased by 0.9 %, that’s the smallest annual increase in 17 years ! Much of growth came in the form of people coming from other countries, as migration accounted for 60.8 percent of the population growth. Due to Canada’s aging population there are some costs and benefits. As for costs, it costs Canada’s government to build housing for the aging population. Also it is expected to have a major impact on the health-care costs by reducing the overall concern of disability and chronic disease. That means higher taxes for people and cutbacks on jobs. But there are benefits to Canada’s aging population such as, it creates more jobs and can have low crime rate. Canada’s aging population could create more jobs because they can hire more nurses and caregivers to take care for the elderly and can hire health and exercise experts in retirement homes. The lists can go on into caretakers, food nutrition, and more.
Immigration is the migration of an individual into a place. Immigrants changes in population patterns over time critically important because they can save a country’s declining population. There are two types of factors that influence such a decision to move to a country, push and pull factors. Push factors these could be fairly trivial, such as the weather. They could also be serious-threat of war, poor environmental conditions, and many more. Pull factors could include economic, educational opportunities, and political stability. Also relatives and family could another pull factor. Canada’s immigration in 1900-1920 only accepted countries that in Europe and the U.S. In 1965 Canada started to open up to Asia and other countries. In 2012 Canada accepted more Asian countries. Overall, Canada’s immigrant population as a proportion of the general population has steadily risen as successive governments have looked to plug the demographic gap by attracting high-calibre foreigners....