Is Italy a multi-ethnic country ? Will they recover from the current demographic winter?

Italy total population 2020: 60,200,000

Ethnic Italians: 53 435 000

Immigrants: 5 300 000 (50% from European countries)

Foreigners with Italian Citizenship: 1 465 000

Non-Italians are not a small minority but not that big either. It depends with which other European country you compare these data, France is much more diverse while Poland is much more homogeneous.

Italians have been having fewer than 500,000 children per year since 2015 and experts say the number could drop below 400,000 by 2021. The Italian Gov has approved the "Family Act" to encourage births, will it work ? The goal is to have the same birth rate as Trentino Alto Adige (North-East Italy) at 1.7 per woman, it is currently at 1.3 per woman nationwide.

5 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Italy is not a multi ethnic country. Until 20 years ago, the country was overwhelmingly Italian. 

    @ rodcom - you are comparing the gradual migration that happened mostly within Europe over 5000 years to mass immigration and demographic collapse that is happening within our lifetime. Stupid comparison.

  • Magui
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Maybe if there are better economic conditions that allow people to have more children since raising a child is quite expensive.

    It could be that the "Family Act" can work but maybe it is important that wages are increased so that people feel comfortable having more kids.

    Also people these days don't usually want more than one or two kids because it's not easy to raise a child and people also have different goals in life.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    yes it is

    There is no "demographic winter". There just are capitalist governments unwilling to address the real problems.

  • rodcom
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Only an idiot thinks that Europe has been stagnant for the last 5000 years.

    ALL of Europe has been in constant flux, and even within Italy, you can see the difference between the people from North to South and coastal to inland. Having a common language does not mean a common culture.

    England was Celtic, then the Romans took over, Norse, Germanic tribes, French, etc.  Countries are always in a state of change.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The smart Itali left for the Americas long ago. Maybe you should work on getting them back instead. Oh, but they won't remind you of modern Italians. They did a better job at preserving the original heritage.

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