International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Prolonging the Native Demographic Bonus: An Empirical Evidence
Jamal Abdul Nasir, Dr. M. H Tahir

When the countries pass through the stages of demographic transition, the size of their working age population for economic development mechanically increases which is referred as demographic bonus. Presently, the developed world has reached at an advanced stage of transition and delivering the ageing societies. The prolonging of the current economy of the developed world seems to be largely dependent on working age people of its own. Alternatively, the advanced economies are gently threatened by demographic ageing. This study has empirically explored the contribution of non-native population in prolonging the demographic bonus of Australia: a developed nation which officially welcomes the non-native population. The study further fits the models on the age and sex schedules of non-native population. The findings suggest that immigration could not stop the demographic ageing but figuratively it re-opens the local demographic window of opportunity up to a sufficient time and keep it prolong until migratory flows balanced out with the earlier flows.

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