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Population ageing in a nutshell: a phenomenon in four dimensions

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Jackson, N, Population ageing in a nutshell: a phenomenon in four dimensions, People and Place, 15, (2) pp. 12-21. ISSN 1039-4788 (2007) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

Growing awareness of the issue of population ageing is not necessarily correlated with growing understanding of the phenomenon. A recent rise in Australia's birth rate, for example, has generated speculation in some quarters that Australia's population ageing 'problem' may have been resolved. To understand why this is not so it is necessary to understand that the phenomenon has four 'technical' dimensions: numerical ageing, structural ageing, natural decline, and absolute decline. This paper provides a potted outline of the nature, causes and implications of these dimensions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Demography
Research Field:Population Trends and Policies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Ageing and Older People
Author:Jackson, N (Associate Professor Natalie Jackson)
ID Code:45482
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2010-03-23
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