Demographics and Entrepreneurship: Mitigating the Effects of an Aging Population

Entrepreneurship is generally acknowledged and accepted as a driving force for improving living standards. This volume of collected essays, which includes contributions from leading international academics, explains (1) the importance of entrepreneurship to economic prosperity, (2) how changing demographics, and more specifically the aging of populations in developed countries, could adversely affect entrepreneurship— and may already be doing so, and (3) policy levers that can be used to mitigate these negative demographic effects. The Fraser Institute is proud to be the lead organization amongst four in this important endeavor: the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (US), the Institute of Public Affairs (Australia), and The Entrepreneurs Network (UK).

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