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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
To make decisions about the future, it is important to understand how many people there will be in the future, and where they will live and work.
As a population, we are ageing. How will be deal with having many more people over 65 than we have ever had before? How will we support them? Will it help to have more children or more immigration?
The report "Demographic Scenarios for the EU - Migration, Population and Education" helps us to know what to do, because it shows the consequences of changing different factors.
With the latest demographic understanding, policy-making will be better equipped to make decisions for the future.
This report gives concise, important messages about what demographic changes can and cannot do in shaping the future population and workforce of the EU. Knowing the impact of different changes gives a clear indication of which policy avenues are most worthwhile to pursue.