Developing nations to lose remittances
As a result, without immigration the working-age population of rich industrial nations “is expected to decline by 23 percent by 2050.”
Meanwhile, the working-age population of Africa is expected to triple from 408 million in 2005 to 1.1 billion in 2050; Asia’s, to rise from 2.2 billion to 3 billion; and Latin America’s and the Caribbean’s, from 303 million to 441 million.
“The world is on the move. There is no turning away from that,” said Gervais Appave, an IOM specialist.
The challenge, he said, is to manage that migration.
“If we harness that mobility through policies addressing both human and economic needs, many of the migration anomalies of the past can be overcome,” he said.