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La démographie du Canada et des États-Unis des années 1980 aux années 2000. Synthèse des changements et bilan statistique

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  • Magali Barbieri
  • Nadine Ouellette

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Canada and the United States have enjoyed vigorous population growth since the early 1980s. Although mortality is slightly higher in the United States than in Canada, this is largely offset by much higher fertility, with a total fertility rate at replacement level, compared with just 1.5 children per woman in Canada. The United States is also the world’s largest immigrant receiving country, although its immigration rate is only half that of Canada, where today one person in five is foreign-born, versus one in eight in the United States. Based on recent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration, the populations of these two North American countries will continue to grow over the next five decades, but at a progressively slower pace. The must acute demographic issue today is not, as in Europe, that of imminent population decline, but rather of the geographic and social inequalities which have increased steadily since the early 1980s and which are reflected in major fertility and health differentials between regions and social groups.

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  • Magali Barbieri & Nadine Ouellette, 2012. "La démographie du Canada et des États-Unis des années 1980 aux années 2000. Synthèse des changements et bilan statistique," Population (french edition), Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED), vol. 67(2), pages 221-328.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:popine:popu_1202_0221
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