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Is demography destiny? The role of structural and demographic factors in Australia's past and future labour supply

Temple, Jeromey; McDonald, Peter


Following the release of the Intergenerational Report, the Australian Treasury identified the levers to address the economic effects of demographic ageing as 'the three Ps': population, participation and productivity. To date, the first 'P', population, has been treated as an exogenous factor, with the common view being that there is very little that the government can do to supplant demographic ageing. Focusing upon labour supply, this paper shows how variation in Australia's underlying...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Research
DOI: 10.1007/BF03031939


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