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 16:08
    Last Modified: 02 May 2011 16:08

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