- Salim Solaiman
- Dhaka 1209
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Population growth is a challenge or opportunity? What's your viewpoint from your country perspective as well as global ? Why you think so ?
Lot of debates, opinions around about it . Being from a densely populated country with high population growth, numbers more skewed to the younger population , always heard from politicians , media, intellectuals & intruder global agencies (widely known as "donors") that our main problem is high population and it's growth........
Always pondering why the conclusion is so simplistic?
Today lot of countries (all developed & industrialised ones) are suffering from negative or zero population growth. Demographics skewed to older & geriatric population. Not enough people there to drive economy & take care of the senior citizens.
So they are attracting migrants in a planned way, exodus also happening in legal or illegal way to those from the poor countries which are usually having high population and growth of same.
Result the recipeint developed country get's enough workforce to drive economy in one hand on the other faces challenges from cultural , racial or religious differences. So many people over there are unhappy with immigrants and some are even just intolerant....... If you are from those developed economies what's your view point ? & Why
I disagree with the widely believed political , intellectual & "Intruders" view about my country. Currently biggest source of foreign currency reserve of my country are those poor people who either migrated to other developed economy as migrant worker or went as an permannet immigrant. Being unskilled they are doing all so called small job, being underpaid , living sub standard life, treated in humanely (in many country not all) & try to save every cent they can to send to motherland. So country was not impacted that much even with the global economic crisis.
If Govt had trained them & send them as skilled labour they could earn more & send more.
If you are from country like me, whats your view point & why ?
Similar topic is there from Dr. Hans....