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Centre for Social Impact Research Seminar: Immigration, Ageing and the Labour Force in Australia

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Date: Thursday 28 September 2017
Venue: AMDC206 Hawthorn Campus

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This seminar examines the impact of immigration on population ageing in Australia from the present time to the mid-century.

The seminar places ageing in Australia within an international context of population ageing, before indicating the significance of age structure in the future growth of the Australian labour force, the growth rate of GDP per capita, and the role that immigration plays in modifying the potential future.

Finally, stepping back to the past we'll examine the effects that immigration had on the Australian labour force in the years 2011-2016. 

About the presenter

Peter McDonald is Professor of Demography and Head of the Demography and Ageing Unit in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. He is also Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research. From 1995 to 2016, he was Professor of Demography at the Australian National University.

He was a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration for 2012 to 2014 and, in 2014, a member of the Independent Review of Integrity of the Subclass 457 Programme. In 2017, he was a member of the Independent Assurance Panel for the 2016 Census. In 2015, Peter McDonald was awarded the Irene B. Taeuber Award by the Population Association of America.

He was President of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) for the years, 2010-13. McDonald was awarded an Order of Australia in 2008.

Contact Information: Michael Fawaz
Email: mfawaz@swin.edu.au Tel: 9214 3757