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Business Economics

, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 11–17 | Cite as

Economic Implications of Demographic Change: Diversity Dividend or Deficit?

  • Marta Tienda
Original Article

Abstract

The economic implications of demographic change depend on steadfast investments in research and development; replenishment of the human capital stock diminished by retiring Baby Boomers; and raising college attainment rates. This way the United States can leverage its diverse, fast-growing population to harness a demographic dividend—the productivity boost enabled by declining fertility—while also fueling economic growth, restocking the Social Security system, and bolstering global competitiveness.

Keywords

demographic dividend population diversification generational transition human capital stock 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Cara Carpenito for her technical support in preparing the presentation and the manuscript.

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