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Age Structural Transition and Economic Growth: Evidence from South and Southeast Asia

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  • K. Navaneetham

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Age structural transition is a process and a consequence of shifting age structure from a young aged population to old aged population. It is well known that economic growth in the East Asian countries was significantly contributed by demographic gift, that is decline in young aged population and increase in working aged population. However, little is known about the role of age structure changes on economic growth in the context of South and Southeast Asia. In this paper an attempt has been made to study the nature and process of age structural transition in the countries of South (Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand). Further, this paper also attempts to study the influence of age structure changes on the economic growth in these countries. [Working Paper No. 337]

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Keywords: Age structure; window of opportunity; economic growth; open economy; South Asia; Southeast Asia;

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