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Population ageing has national, regional and global economic, social and policy implications. Understanding the causes of fertility behaviour and longevity change, and improving the accuracy and texture of our projections and forecasts, is therefore critical for long-term planning and innovation by both government and business. Demographic change impacts families and individuals through changes in the economic and social environment within which they work. These adjustments are mediated through markets, impacting wage rates, resource allocation, productivity and growth; through international and regional migration, through innovation and regulatory change in financial product markets; and through changing patterns of demand for social services and aged care, and social interactions. Government is impacted through increased expenditures required for age pensions, public health provision and the development of economic and social policy settings. 

Projects Include:

  • Population Ageing and Australia’s Future
  • Handbook in The Economics of Population Aging
  • Ageing in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities
  • National Transfer Accounts
  • Analysing the Effects of Population Ageing in a Demographic Overlapping Generations Model 
  • Population ageing, innovation and growth
  • Estimation of life-cycle models of Australian households with retirement policy

For more information on individual projects please see the CEPAR Annual Report.