Felderer: „Women Must Have More Children”

More+Comment ♦ Published: April 19, 2012; 14:13 ♦ (Vindobona)

The director of the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS) sees a demographic problem in Austria as well as in Europe. Migration cannot solve the problem, Felderer says.

Felderer: „Women Must Have More Children” / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Pferdeliebe [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Europe has two major problems, the Austrian economist Bernhard Felderer thinks. First, the state intervenes too much in the economy. Especially taxes would be too high. Second, migration as such cannot solve the demographic problem.

Felderer asks why the U.S. economy will grow by 2.0% this year, while Germany only shows a 1.0% growth rate. Austria is expected to record 0.8% and…