Each year, life expectancy of people in Germany rises by an average of three months. Compared to the generation of our grandparents, our lifetime has already increased by more than a third.
Germany has one of the lowest birth rates in the world. While there were still 1.4 million babies born in Germany in 1964, there were only 663,000 births in 2011.
Demography. The term is so unwieldy, just as the topic itself. How should we deal with the fact that we will all live longer while at the same time there will be less of us? Scenarios of depopulated regions and deserted villages are being outlined.