Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Arts (MA)
Immigration and Settlement Studies
A decrease in fertility over the last thirty years has led to projections for population growth decline and possible population decline in the near future. Although immigration has traditionally been seen as a source of growth for Canada, current demographic trends suggest a more comprehensive approach may be needed. A pronatalist policy may help offset the long term effects of population decline if used in tandem with increased immigration and increased support for arriving immigrants. In order to be successful such a policy would need to address both the direct and indirect barriers to fertility as experienced by women and families while encouraging increased labour force participation by women.
Blair, Katharine Emma, "The viability of pronatalism as a response to population growth decline in the Canadian context" (2006). Theses and dissertations. Paper 437.