The ageing Scottish population: trends, consequences and responses.

Raeside, Robert and Khan, Hafiz T. A. (2008) The ageing Scottish population: trends, consequences and 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. Key Words: Ageing population, Scotland, consequences and responses.

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Originally produced as a working paper (No 207) for the Oxford Institute of Ageing, 2007. Full work can be seen under "Useful Links".

Research Areas:A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
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