Demographic Transition, Labour Markets and Regional Resilience

  • Cristina Martinez
  • Tamara Weyman
  • Jouke van Dijk

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Cristina Martinez, Tamara Weyman
    Pages 1-15
  3. Philip McCann
    Pages 17-27
  4. Jolanta Perek-Białas, Iwona Sagan, Piotr Stronkowski, Piotr Szukalski
    Pages 29-72
  5. Femke Verwest, Philip Taylor, Leo van Wissen, Jouke van Dijk, Arjen Edzes, Marije Hamersma et al.
    Pages 73-94
  6. Katsutaka Shiraishi, Kiichiro Tomino, Hiroshi Yahagi
    Pages 131-153
  7. Torbjörn Israelsson, Marwin Nilsson, Jan Sundqvist, Timo Mulk-Pesonen
    Pages 155-198
  8. Cristina Martinez, Tamara Weyman, Jouke van Dijk
    Pages 265-314

About this book


This book discusses the question of how a regional economy can develop under the influence of an ageing and declining population, and how regional development policies can help make labor markets more resilient and more inclusive. As the greatest impacts of demographic change and policy and fiscal challenges can be observed at the local level, examples from European, North American and Asian regions are combined to present a comprehensive, global range of strategic solutions from different policy contexts. The book shows how institutions, organizations and communities can enhance their pathways for sustainable development through the intelligent management of their demographic transition, and offers a synthesis of valuable lessons and strategies.


Ageing Demographic Change Economic Resilience Employment Labor Market Mismatch Labor Markets Population Shrinkage Regional Economic Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristina Martinez
    • 1
  • Tamara Weyman
    • 2
  • Jouke van Dijk
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Social Sciences and PsychologyWestern Sydney UniversityPenrithAustralia
  2. 2.Western Sydney UniversityPenrithAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Spatial SciencesUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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