Can increased immigration be a substitute for low fertility?

2017-05-05T04:22:42Z (GMT) by Kippen, Rebecca McDonald, Peter
This paper argues that immigrants are not substitutes for births. As demonstrated through several scenarios modelling Australia’s future population, fertility and immigration do not have equivalent impacts on population size and age structure. The authors contend that the solution to low fertility does not lie in a choice between supporting fertility and supporting migration but in prudent policy relating to both. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s