Journal article

Will the COVID-19 pandemic affect population ageing in Australia?

Tom Wilson, Jeromey Temple, Elin Charles-Edwards

JOURNAL OF POPULATION RESEARCH | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused extensive disruption to economies and societies across the world. In terms of demographic processes, mortality has risen in many countries, international migration and mobility has been widely curtailed, and rising unemployment and job insecurity is expected to lower fertility rates in the near future. This paper attempts to examine the possible effects of COVID-19 on Australia's demography over the next two decades, focusing in particular on population ageing. Several population projections were prepared for the period 2019-41. We formulated three scenarios in which the pandemic has a short-lived impact of 2-3 years, a moderate impact lasting about 5 years, ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council's (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research


Funding Acknowledgements

Wilson and Temple's contributions to this paper were supported by the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (project number CE1101029).