Research Output

The aging Scottish population: trends, consequences, responses.

  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

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2007

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • ISSN:

    0380-1489

  • Library of Congress:

    HT Communities. Classes. Races

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    305 Social groups

Citation

Raeside, R. & Khan, H. T. A. (2007). The aging Scottish population: trends, consequences, responses. Canadian studies in population. 35, 291-310. ISSN 0380-1489

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Keywords

Ageing population, Scotland, consequences and responses

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