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Demographic Change and Economic Growth in South Asia

  • 2011
  • Working Paper
Bloom, David E.; Canning, David & Rosenberg, Larry

Publisher/Institution: Program on the Global Demography of Aging

Abstract: Identifying factors that influence the pace of national economic growth is a time-worn activity of economists. Strangely, demographic change has often been absent from consideration. But new thinking and evidence have highlighted the powerful contribution that demographic change can make to economic growth, and this line of inquiry has some salient implications for understanding past growth in South Asia and assessing and shaping its future prospects.

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