Europe: @CityLab: Younger people are fleeing rural areas, migrating northward, and having fewer children. Here’s how that’s changing the region.
CityLab: “… Europe’s population is on the move, and a new report suggests exactly where and why.
Released last week by Eurostat, the statistical office of the E.U., this blockbuster annual yearbook offers a dizzying number of insights into the state of a changing Europe.
Among the sheer volume of detail, some clear trends emerge: younger people are leaving Europe’s south, especially its rural areas, in search of work in urban areas of the continent’s job-rich northwest. That’s creating a demographic hole that might presage extended, continuing decline. … .”