Britain needs more immigrants, study says

March 16, 2001

Swansea University's geography department has said falling birth rates will cause a demographic crisis unless more immigration is allowed.

The study was based on census information and new research. It says that without a rise in immigration from today's 73,000 a year to 1 million to compensate for an ageing population, the British will have to work until they are 70 or fund more of their of own healthcare and pensions.

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