As Sweden continues to enjoy near unprecedented population growth, a particular demographic is growing quicker than others – men.
In ordinary, naturally balanced Western societies there are more women than men, as males tend to predecease their female counterparts. There are a number of reasons for this, including differences in health and men traditionally performing more risky jobs in society. Yet this natural balance is being upset in Sweden as the sheer volume of asylum seekers – the vast majority of whom are young men – pushes demographic boundaries in directions they have never been before, reports TheLocal.se.
The Swedish population has swelled by a remarkable nine per cent in the past 10 years through migration, pushing the nation to the verge of 10 million people. While the disparity is relatively small at around 4,000 more men than women, that is some thousands above the point you would normally expect to find the population ratio.
Sweden now demographically resembles many third world countries, where having more men than women is the norm. This is the case in most of North Africa, the Middle East, China, and India. There being more women than men, by way of contrast, is normal across North America, Europe, Russia, South Africa and Australia.
Demographic change is a challenge many European nations are having to face up to presently. In most European countries, birth rates of native peoples have collapsed and are unable to sustain populations alone as Europeans choose to have children later in life, if at all. In countries like the United Kingdom almost all population growth is down to inbound migration, and without it would soon see population deflation thanks to the popularity of abortions and contraceptives.
Denmark is taking a more proactive approach to the problem. Appraised that the nation’s sex education programme has been so remarkably effective it was putting many young people off having children at all, a new proposal to teach children about fertility as well was launched last year.
As reported by Breitbart London, a Danish fertility expert said “Up until now, our biological expiration date has been overlooked in our zeal to avoid having children when we don’t want to have them. On average in Denmark, we began to establish a family when we are around 30 years old. By then half of our reproduction capabilities have disappeared and that means that some people have too short of a time span to have children or have the amount of children they’d like to have”.
“When you look at sex education for the oldest students, it’s largely about how not to have children, so there is a focus on prevention, the use of contraceptives and the option of abortion. That means that young people lack knowledge on fertility and pregnancy.
“That lack of knowledge can mean that people end up not having children or not having the number of children they want”.
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