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Scotland's demographic challenge

Explores the implications of Scotland's ageing demographic structure for meeting future labour market demand. Describes the context for the study, highlighting the public policy challenges presented by demographic change and outlining likely labour market demand over the next ten years. Considers the likely future supply of labour in Scotland and the key challenges presented by demographic changes and Brexit. Presents conclusions and looks at ways to respond to the demographic challenge, focusing on ensuring a fit for purpose health and social care sector to meet the needs of an ageing population, ensuring that regional needs are addressed, maximising productivity of workers and attracting new talent from outside Scotland.


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