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Hi ho silver lining? What firms need to think about as New Zealand ages


  • Ballingall, John

    (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research)

  • Lees, Kirdan

    (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research)

  • Stephenson, John

    (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research)


This working paper evidences the key trends that should be expected to result from an ageing population. It looks at which kinds of industries will fall and which will flourish. It discusses the kinds of trends we might expect in terms of consumer demand and it touches on what firms should be thinking about if they want to manage commercial risks from an ageing population.

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  • Ballingall, John & Lees, Kirdan & Stephenson, John, 2013. "Hi ho silver lining? What firms need to think about as New Zealand ages," NZIER Working Paper 2013/2, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:nzierw:2013_002

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    New Zealand; ageing; industry;

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    • J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General

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