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40 million Aussies? The Immigration Debate Revisited


  • Max Corden


If Australia's population were to reach 40 million, it could only result from either a drastic reversal of the decline in the fertility rate or a very large increase in the rate of net migration. This lecture explores this interesting question.

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  • Max Corden, 2004. "40 million Aussies? The Immigration Debate Revisited," Labor and Demography 0402001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0402001
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    1. Paul W. Miller & Leanne M. Neo, 2003. "Labour Market Flexibility and Immigrant Adjustment," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 79(246), pages 336-356, September.
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    Australia; Ageing; Emigrants; Family Stream; Humanitarian Program; Immigrants; Immigration; Irrigation; Long-term Temporary Arrivals; Migration; Multicultural; Murray-Darling basin; Population; Skill Snowy Mountains scheme; Stream; Tyranny of distance; Water;

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    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics

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