In Britain, the phrase 'population policy' has become synonymous with China's one-child policy. This is a shame. Population policies allow governments to pre-empt and address demographic challenges, and can be as innocuous as providing better childcare.
Mike Dixon and Julia Margo argue that we should act now to safeguard Britain's demographic future or risk rising levels of inequality and poverty and damage to the economy. Using international evidence of which population policies work, they outline a political strategy that would enable the government to take an effective lead in responding to demographic change.
The first chapter of Population Politics details extensive original research revealing for the first time the impact demographic change may have had on levels of poverty and inequality in Britain over the last 25 years.
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The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.