Shrinking population is good for the economy?

When I think about the problems we face, I realize that there is no good solution.  The reason behind this is simple. What is good for one person will be bad for another.

For example, when people have children, the children go to school.  If the number of children enrolled in school shrinks, teachers lose their jobs.  This, in turn, will lead to job losses in other sectors.  Therefore, population must grow to keep certain people employed.

There are jobs that are impacted by a recession.  There are jobs that are impacted by sales.  There are jobs that are impacted by population.  There are even jobs impacted by the number of criminals.  Therefore, it is a very difficult task to keep everything in balance.

Currently, there is a shortage of health personnel in Canada.  This shortage will become an oversupply if the population shrinks.  Will this mean that the additional staff will get fired?  It is a possibility.

So you may be asking, what am I trying to say?  Do not depend on one job to be there for the rest of your life.  You will have to look ahead and determine if further training will be required.  There are jobs that are not impacted by a recession, but that does not mean that it is not impacted by something else.

Keep learning, and you will find that the more you know, the better off you will be.

http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/archives/2005/10/is_population_g_1.html

Newfoundland and Labrador promotes baby making

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2009/03/11/nl-births-babies.html

Shrinking population may result in layoffs

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/low-birth-rates-put-hundreds-of-schools-at-risk-of-closing/article1356174/

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