A bold new book on population trends and the need to confront them.
In 2030 there may be six million of us. One and a half million of us will live overseas. We will be clustered in Auckland, dependent on migration, and worried about a shortage of workers. We haven’t planned for this. We need to.
This major new book by Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, New Zealand’s preeminent commentator on population trends, looks at our rapidly growing and changing population and the demographic disruption it is already causing. To his mind, we are not taking enough notice of this disruption, and New Zealand urgently needs a population policy. With chapters like ‘OK Boomer’ and ‘Why Would Anyone Want to Live in Auckland?’ this book is urgent, provocative and will fuel many a dinner-party and policy-making conversation.