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Working paper

Demographic Change and New Zealand's Economic Growth (WP 03/04)

Issue date: 
Sunday, 1 June 2003
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JEL classification: 
J1 - Demographic Economics

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This paper defines "demography" narrowly as population size, growth, and age-structure, and examines the likely effects on New Zealand’s growth rate in GDP per capita, relative to the rest of the OECD.


Thank you to Bob Buckle, Veronica Jacobsen, and Ian Pool for detailed suggestions. Thank you also to colleagues in the Policy Coordination Development Section, and participants at a Treasury seminar, for comments and questions.




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