Demographics: Romania 2050 will be Roma?
5 January 2011
"What will be the face of Romania in 2050?" asks Gândul. The answer it gives on the front page is a shot of a Roma mother and child: the point being that the national birth rate is 1.3 children per woman, whereas Roma women give birth to three children each on average – and ethnic Hungarians only 1.2. So the nation might well shrink from pro tem 21.4 million to 15 million in 2050, with Gypsies accounting for a larger proportion of the population 40 years hence. Gândul likens the situation to that of the US, where the white “majority” will be outnumbered in 2050 by what are now “minorities”, especially the Hispanic population.