“The political and economic system must move in time, otherwise the prospect for Italy is not only the general aging of the population, which is talked about a lot but in the end it seems that it is not a real emergency, but also a serious risk for our economy “. To say so, in a conversation with Il Sole24Ore, the president of Istat Gian Carlo Blangiardo.
“Newborns in Italy have been in sharp decline since 2014. In 2020, the horrible year of the pandemic, we reached 404 thousand, and according to my assessments 2021 will close within a range of 385-395 thousand births. It is a trend in act for some time, but we can say that this further decline is the effect of the second wave of the October-November pandemic of last year “.
According to Blangiardo, “with the passage of time the population loses its initial physiognomy: given the life expectancy at birth of about 80 years, 400 thousand births are compatible with a population that in the long run stops at just over 30 million, not 59 as it is now “.
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