Age-Structural Transition and Demographic Windows Around the Mediterranean

  • Maria CarellaEmail author
  • Alain Parant
Part of the Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development book series (DTSD, volume 6)


The demographic window identifies the period during which countries can maximize the benefits of the favourable evolution of the age structure of the population. The work aims to analyse the phenomenon of demographic window in the Mediterranean during the period 1950–2010, with an extension in 2100, based its discussion on the most common approaches.

The first part is devoted to the presentation and analysis of the evolution of the components of population dynamics (fertility, mortality and migration) over the past 60 years. The second part tries to estimate, for each country, the opening and closing of the demographic window periods. The third part will be to identify possible future demographic windows by using high and low variant population projections of the United Nations in 2100 (World Population Prospects: the 2012 Revision).


Demographic Dividend Western Balkan Country World Population Prospect African Littoral Elderly Dependency Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”BariItaly
  2. 2.Institut National d’Études Démographiques (INED), FuturiblesParisFrance

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