Demographic Research Monographs

Germany's New Security Demographics

Military Recruitment in the Era of Population Aging

Authors: Apt, Wenke

  • Thorough overview and discussion of the interaction between demographic trends and international security
  • New insights into the impact of demographic change on strategic calculations
  • Systematic review of the demography-induced recruitment challenges of the German military
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About this book

Military recruitment will become more difficult in times of demographic aging. The question arises whether demographic change will constrain the capacity of aging states like Germany to conduct foreign policy and pursue their national security interests. Since contemporary military operations still display a strong human element, particular scrutiny is given to the empirical analysis of the determinants of military propensity and military service among youth.

 

An additional human capital projection until 2030 illustrates how the decline in the youth population will interact with trends in educational attainment and adolescent health to further complicate military recruitment in the future. A concluding review of recruiting practices in other NATO countries provides insight in best-practice policy options to reduce the military’s sensitivity to demographic change.

 

Following this approach, the book gives prominence to a topic that has thus far been under-represented in the greater discussion of demographic change today, namely the demographic impact on international affairs and strategic calculations.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Germany's New Security Demographics
Book Subtitle
Military Recruitment in the Era of Population Aging
Authors
Series Title
Demographic Research Monographs
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6964-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6964-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6963-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7870-1
Series ISSN
1613-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 217
Number of Illustrations and Tables
64 b/w illustrations
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