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Adapting to, or mitigating demographic change?: National policies addressing demographic challenges in the Nordic countries
Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
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2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Nordic countries continue to experience the impact of the long term demographic trend of migration from rural areas and smaller communities to larger towns and cities. In addition, the share of the Nordic population aged over 65 is increasing. Ageing population is especially pronounced in areas outside the largest city-regions. Depopulation and having relatively fewer people in working age is expected to have a severe impact on many Nordic municipalities causing additional problems with the future provision of welfare services. In addition, these municipalities face challenges when it comes to accessing the labour force especially in the welfare sector. Moreover, while population decrease imposes particular challenges to rural and peripheral areas, the large city-regions in the Nordic countries are experiencing significant population growth, bringing an altogether different set of challenges.

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2015. , 66 p.
Nordregio Report, ISSN 1403-2503 ; 1
Keyword [en]
region, politic, reform, municipalities, nordic
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Economic Geography
Research subject
Regional policy
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-4206ISBN: 978-91-87295-32-4OAI: diva2:871431
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2015-11-13

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