Rising cost of living, high rent/house prices, rising cost of social care with imbalance overpopulation (lots of elderly and the young not reproducing as much) = a societal crisis
The same situation is in other developed and developing nations. China also has the same issues because of their one child policy and their opting for male kids over females it has produced a imbalance where men are finding it very difficult to find a female partner to settle down with and produce kids with. It may help reduce the population for a generation and beyond but it has disastrous effects on society and on individuals who are forced to live a lonely or bachelor life. Also when these people get old they wont have anyone to care for them and if they do the cost will be more expensive for the state. China has started to make offspring of their elderly parents to look after them by law like how societies were back in the days and how many asian societies are.
The way nations and societies dealt with overpopulation or gender imbalance unwittingly was through war they would get rid of their surplus stock men off to battlefields afar with other nations and lands and the women remaining behind would be already pregnant with next generation or married of 2 to a man or more so the population can be replaced in the next generation.
The consequences of todays more stable world where men dont go off to war expecting to be killed in huge numbers and women free to chose their own partners means people are not persevering their populations.
Vaheguru ji Ka Khalsa
Vaheguru ji Ki Fateh, ji
I don't represent Sikhi though Singh ji. I represent my opinions, and I changed my views regarding a lot of stuff from the past. Vaheguru ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru ji Ki Fateh
They work like crazy and yet have zero life outside the job , I remember in 80s they would use their unspent money and holidays in one mad spree abroad because they would not use it otherwise. Now they do not get that freedom as their money is worth less. They also have the problem of real estate costs being so high .