23 January 2023

'The "the Netherlands-is-full (Nederland-is-vol)" idea leads to policy failure'

The discussion on how many inhabitants the Netherlands could or should have ignores the most essential factor: the rate of change in the size and the composition of the population. While the discussions in recent decades to date have focused on questions such as how many people the Netherlands can have before it is full, and what the optimal population size is for our country, we thereby paralyse the debate on what is needed to adapt to the changes that are needed to keep liveability and prosperity high.

 

By: Frank Cörvers