MIchael Murphy

About MIchael Murphy

LSE Health Governance structure LSE Health management committee Visiting staff Visiting appointments information Research students Reference guide to areas of expertise Professor Michael Murphy Page Contents > Biography Recent publications Biography Michael Murphy is Professor of Demography at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, Research Secretary of the Population Investigation Committee and was President of the British Society for Population Studies until 2005. His main areas of research include: family, kinship and household demography; ageing; social and genetic mechanisms for the inheritance of behaviour; mathematical and statistical demography; methods of making and evaluating population and household forecasts; the demography of developed and transitional societies.

Can Immigration Really Offset the Adverse Economic Effects of Ageing Populations? Not According to New Research at the London School of Economics

As Britain prepares to go to the polls for the EU referendum, immigration is a key issue. Those worried by the adverse economic effects of an ageing population sometimes claim that immigration can offset these effects by increasing the proportion of working-age people.  It is a claim challenged by a new study of long-term trends by Michael Murphy published in the journal Population Studies.

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