The aging Scottish population: trends, consequences, responses.

Raeside, Robert and Khan, Hafiz T A (2008) The aging Scottish population: trends, consequences, responses. Canadian Studies in Population, 35 (2). pp. 291-310. ISSN 0380-1489

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The population of Scotland is projected to decrease despite recent increases in fertility and
an excess of immigrants over emigrants. The reason for the projected decline is the result of
prolonged low fertility. The most immediate effect is ageing of the population. The causes and
consequences of this demographic profile are discussed. To counter potential negative impacts
it is recommend that the pension system be reformed, pension ages raised, healthy living and
inclusion in society promoted and migration policies formed to encourage immigration of
skilled people and encourage and the return of emigrants

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0380-1489
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ageing population, Scotland, consequences and responses
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 305 Social groups
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Item ID: 4382
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 02 May 2011 15:08
Last Modified: 02 May 2011 15:08

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