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Immigration, Labour Force, and the Age Structure of the Population

Frank Denton, Christine Feaver and Byron Spencer

Independence and Economic Security of the Older Population Research Papers from McMaster University

Abstract: The paper explores the effects of immigration on the rates of growth of the population and labour force and on the age distribution and dependency relations within the population. Projections are presented and the consequences of different future rates of immigration are investigated. Dependency ratios based on various definitions are proposed and calculated, and the effects on the ratios of alternative future immigration rates are evaluated. The regional implications of different immigration rates are evaluated also. Simulations are carried out to determine how much immigration would be required to stabilize the future rate of growth

Keywords: immigration; labour force; population age structure; simulation; growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 49 pages
Date: 1997-11
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Working Paper: Immigration, Labour Force, and the Age Structure of the Population (1997)
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