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

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  • Frank T. Denton
  • Christine H. Feaver
  • Byron G. Spencer

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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

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Paper provided by McMaster University in its series Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports with number 335.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: Nov 1997
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Handle: RePEc:mcm:qseprr:335

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Keywords: immigration; labour force; population age structure; simulation; growth;

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Cited by:
  1. Frank T. Denton & Byron G. Spencer, 1999. "Economic Costs of Population Aging," Department of Economics Working Papers 1999-02, McMaster University.
  2. Dyson, Chloe, 2005. "Recognition of prior learning policy and practice for skills learned at work : Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United States," ILO Working Papers 376805, International Labour Organization.
  3. Frank T. Denton & Byron G. Spencer, 1999. "Population Aging and Its Economic Costs: A Survey of the Issues and Evidence," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 1, McMaster University.
  4. Frank T. Denton & Byron G. Spencer, 1999. "Population Aging and Its Costs: A Survey of the Issues and Evidence," Department of Economics Working Papers 1999-03, McMaster University.

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