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The macroeconomic impact of the age composition of migration

Tugrul Vehbi

New Zealand is experiencing its largest inflow of net permanent and long-term migrants in 100 years, coinciding with relatively weaker domestic demand pressures. This paper assesses whether the age composition of migrants is an important factor to explain why economic pressures have been weaker than expected, given strong net immigration.