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The impact of immigration on the ageing of Australia's population

McDonald, Peter; Kippen, Rebecca


In 1998, just over 12 per cent of Australia’s population were aged 65 years and over. Population projections indicate that this percentage is likely to at least double in the next 40 years. This trend has given rise to concerns about the capacity of our economy in the future to support the older members of our society. In particular, an older population implies increased costs for aged pensions and health and aged care services. As part of the response to this future situation, it has been...[Show more]

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