Fraser Institute Media Advisory: New business startup rates—why are they declining in Canada? New study coming Thursday, May 17         

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Thursday, May 17, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on aging populations and entrepreneurship across the developed world, including Canada.

Demographics and Entrepreneurship: Mitigating the Effects of an Aging Population spotlights how a major demographic change in Canada and beyond is affecting new small businesses. The study also outlines how governments can foster greater levels of entrepreneurship.

The study—a collection of essays released in a book—is a collaboration between Canada’s Fraser Institute, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in the U.S., the Adam Smith Institute’s The Entrepreneur Network in Britain and the Institute of Public Affairs in Australia.

A news release with additional information will be issued via GlobeNewswire on Thursday, May 17 at 5:00 a.m. (Eastern).

Steve Globerman, Senior Fellow
Fraser Institute

Jason Clemens, Executive Vice-President
Fraser Institute

To arrange media interviews or for more information, please contact:
Bryn Weese, Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(604) 688-0221 ext. 589

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