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Achieving population targets for Australia: an analysis of the options

Kippen, Rebecca; McDonald, Peter


The authors argue that, if Australia is to achieve a stationary population (zero population growth) within one generation, there is only one feasible path: net migration should be between sixty and a hundred thousand a year while the total fertility rate should be between 1.65 and 1.8. If fertility is at the lower end of this range migration should be higher, and vice versa. This path would take the population to between 24 and 26 million by around 2037 and maintain it at this level. Their...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998
Type: Journal article


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