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Working paper

The Ageing of the New Zealand Population, 1881-2051 (WP 03/27)

Issue date: 
Monday, 1 September 2003
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JEL classification: 
J11 - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
J14 - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-labor Market Discrimination

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The paper reviews data on long-term changes in the age structure of the New Zealand population.


Thank you to Roger Hurnard, Veronica Jacobsen, John Janssen, Brian McCulloch, Grant Scobie, and participants at a Treasury seminar for comments and suggestions.


The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the New Zealand Treasury. The paper is presented not as policy, but with a view to inform and stimulate wider debate.


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Wednesday, 24 October 2007