Introduction to labour force projection : paper presented by the International Labour Office
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This paper is primarily concerned with some of the technical and methodological problems of estimating the future labour supply and to a lesser degree with the problem of estimating -the future total population from which labour is drawn. However, labour force-projections are dependent on population projections and are usually made in conjunction with these, at least in so far as-the population, of working age is concerned. In this respect, the labour, force can, is viewed as a function of the size and sex-age composition of the total population and the extent to which each sex-age group participates in the economic life of the .society.