Demographic Change

Demographic and Economic Change

Countries are witnessing fundamental changes to their population dynamics and structure. Population ageing, low fertility and increasing international migration are changing the demographic and socio-economic structures in industrialised countries. High mortality rates, increasing socio-economic inequalities, rapid urbanisation and poverty dominate the agenda in less developed countries. All these processes have consequences at the national, local and individual levels and pose challenges to social and regional policies.

This theme investigates population and economic change in industrialised and developing countries countries from a spatial perspective. It examines whether and how the spatial analysis of demographic change and its components: fertility, mortality and migration, and their interaction with economic processes, can advance our understanding of the causes and consequences of population change.

Key contact: Francisco Rowe