Davos: Demographics, Economics, Destiny

With the help of workforce consultants, some governments are addressing the economic shortcomings that a dearth of workers portend

One of the dominant themes emerging from Davos this year is the power of demographics. Population isn't exactly destiny, but it's a huge determinant in how nations, economies, and companies fare. And the demographics often reveal trends that, on the surface at least, contradict the general appearance of a nation's prosperity.

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