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Transition and ChallengeChina's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century$
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Zhongwei Zhao and Fei Guo

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199299294

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.001.0001

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Population Ageing: Challenges, Opportunities, and Institutions

Population Ageing: Challenges, Opportunities, and Institutions

(p.177) 11 Population Ageing: Challenges, Opportunities, and Institutions
Transition and Challenge

Feng Wang

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This chapter examines the major consequences, especially economic consequences, of population ageing. It shows that population ageing not only opens a demographic window for economic development by providing the first demographic dividend, but also has the potential to provide a second demographic dividend because changes in age structure influence the processes that lead to the creation of wealth. Such dividends could play a crucial part in China's future economic development.

Keywords:   population ageing, demographic dividend, age structure, demographic consequences, regional variation

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