Curaçao facilities under increasing pressure

Published by Economisch Bureau Amsterdam on

In an article in Antilliaans Dagblad, Martijn Mak and Koert van Buiren of Amsterdam Bureau for Economics show how the population is developing more unfavorably than previously assumed. The reason for this is the bad economy caused more people to leave Curaçao than to settle in Curaçao. Because the shrinking population and increasing aging are putting pressure on the affordability of vital facilities, the negative spiral of economic decline and emigration must be broken. This can be done with increases in public investment, tax incentives for returning Yu di Kòrsou, an improvement of the process for work and residence permits and investments in education.

The full article can be read here (in Dutch).

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