China's Demographic Destiny and Its Economic Implications

Waldman, Cliff
October 2005
Business Economics;Oct2005, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p32
Academic Journal
This article analyzes the implications of population changes on the long-term economic growth and global competitiveness of China. China appears to be at the edge of a historic demographic transition, setting the country on a path to grow old before it becomes prosperous. The results indicate that China is not yet at the stage of development where population changes matter a great deal for economic growth.


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