Conference Paper

Seismic shifts: the economic impact of demographic change: an overview

Abstract: Most economic developments are hard to predict. Considerable uncertainty surrounds forecasts for output growth, inflation, and unemployment a year from now, for instance. But demographic developments are different in this respect. Although demographic surprises abound, the major trends build slowly, and the broad contours of medium-term outcomes become discernible well in advance.

Keywords: Demography; Economic conditions;

Status: Published in Seismic shifts: the economic impact of demographic change

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Part of Series: Conference Series ; [Proceedings]

Publication Date: 2001

Volume: 46