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The impact of demographic change on European regions

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The core long-term structural demographic change in Europe is ageing: the current ratio of working age population to old dependent population below 4 to 1 will, according to Eurostat projections, be replaced by a ratio of 2 to 1 by 2050.
Demographic change in individual Local and Regional Authorities (LRAs) will depend on their capacity to attract the working-age population. However, concentrations of seniors in specific localities and regions do not necessarily constitute a challenge or handicap, insofar as this population’s income from retirement schemes provides the basis for the development of a wide range of economic activities.
Workers' rights, Social Inclusion, Regional Sensitivity to Social Challenge, Social Cohesion, Lifelong Learning, Employment Policies
Country of publication: 
European Union
Publication date: 
Thursday, March 17, 2016
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