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The Implications of Ageing for Education Policy

Conference paper

This paper by Penny Taylor, Patrick Laplagne and Craig de Laine was presented to the Policy Implications of the Ageing of Australia's Population Conference. The conference was convened by the Productivity Commission and the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, and held in Melbourne on the 18th and 19th of March, 1999.

This paper considers both macroeconomic and microeconomic issues related to population ageing and the implications for education policy.

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Contents

Introduction

Educational attainment and economic outcomes
Background
Simulations

Implications of ageing for educational policy
Implications of ageing for investments in education
Issues for education policy associated with population ageing
Policy issues for other portfolios
Conclusion

Appendix Projection methodology and simulation assumptions

References

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