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Scandinavian Evidence on Growth and Age Structure

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  • Andersson, B.

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The age distribution is seldom taken into consideration in macroeconomic, and macroeconometric papers. This in spite of the fact that established economic theories predict that demographic factors will affect the aggregate economy. This paper focuses on economic growth and investigates empirically the influence of age variables on growth. Unlike other recent papers on the subject, the focus here is on annual data and individual countries, namely Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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  • Andersson, B., 1998. "Scandinavian Evidence on Growth and Age Structure," Papers 1998-4, Uppsala - Working Paper Series.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:uppaal:1998-4
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    1. Carling, Kenneth & Holmlund, Bertil & Vejsiu, Altin, 2001. "Do Benefit Cuts Boost Job Finding? Swedish Evidence from the 1990s," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 111(474), pages 766-790, October.
    2. Thomas Lindh, 2004. "Medium-term forecasts of potential GDP and inflation using age structure information," Journal of Forecasting, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 23(1), pages 19-49.
    3. Nordblom, K., 1997. "Precautionary Saving and Altruism ," Papers 1997-19, Uppsala - Working Paper Series.

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    Keywords

    ECONOMIC GROWTH ; AGE;

    JEL classification:

    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries

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