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THE IMPACT OF POPULATION AGEING ON ECONOMIC GROWTH: A BIBLIOMETRIC SURVEY

Renuga Nagarajan (), Aurora Teixeira () and Sandra Silva ()
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Renuga Nagarajan: CEF.UP, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr Roberto Frias, 4200-464, Porto, Portugal
Sandra Silva: CEF.UP, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr Roberto Frias, 4200-464, Porto, Portugal

The Singapore Economic Review (SER), 2017, vol. 62, issue 02, 275-296

Abstract: Population ageing and its influence on the economic growth has long been the focus of major concern. Using bibliometric techniques we found that: (1) although ageing has increasingly attracted more researchers within economics literature, the relative weight of ageing and economic growth related papers does not evidence a clear positive trend; (2) recent studies reveal the willingness of researchers to evaluate less immediate mechanisms relating ageing and economic growth; (3) the increase in the use of empirical methods reflects a trend to test economic phenomena with real-world data against the theory; (4) very few studies focus on developing and less developed countries.

Keywords: Ageing population; economic growth; bibliometrics; less developed countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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