Population aging and government deficits in Canada
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Published by Institute for Research on Public Policy, Studies in Social Policy in Ottawa .
Written in English


  • Older people -- Economic conditions -- Canada.,
  • Canada -- Population.

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Bibliography: leaf. 13

Statementby David K. Foot.
SeriesDiscussion paper on the demographic review -- 87.A.4
ContributionsInstitute for Research on Public Policy. Studies in Social Policy.
LC ClassificationsHB850.5.C2
The Physical Object
Pagination13 leaves. --
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17510095M

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