OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers

ISSN :
2079-4797 (en ligne)
DOI :
10.1787/20794797
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A series of working papers from the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme. The LEED Programme identifies, analyses and disseminates innovative ideas for local development, governance and the social economy. Governments work with the LEED Programme to generate innovative guidance on policies to support employment creation and economic development through locally based initiatives.
 

Demographic Change in the Netherlands

Strategies for Resilient Labour Markets You or your institution have access to this content

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Auteur(s):
Cristina Martinez-Fernandez1, Tamara Weyman1, Frank Cörvers2, Jouke van Dijk3, Arjen Edzes3, Andries de Grip2, Marije Hamersma3, Philip Taylor4, Jesper van Thor2, Femke Verwest5, Leo van Wissen6
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OCDE, France

  • 2: Université de Maastricht, Pays-Bas

  • 3: University of Groningen, Pays-Bas

  • 4: Monash University, Pays-Bas

  • 5: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Pays-Bas

  • 6: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), Pays-Bas

Date de publication
30 oct 2013
Bibliographic information
No:
2013/13
Pages
45
DOI
10.1787/5k3xnhvzhmxn-en

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Although the Netherlands population is increasing, the population growth rate, even if fluctuating considerably, has been declining since the 1960s. The Netherland’s age structure since the 1960s has also experienced change such as declining youth, significant increase in 40 to 65 age group, and gradual increases in the 65 to 80+ cohorts. As a result of the changing demography the workforce will be older and this will impact upon the labour market, increasing the number of older workers and reducing the number of new entrants into the labour market. The Netherlands case study revealed the complexity of the demographic challenges occurring within the regions, with each region (Groningen/Drenthe, Limburg and Zeeland) experiencing different issues associated with their socio-economic situations, localised population shrinkage, population ageing, migration, and labour force shortages and skill gaps. The analysis indicate that the Netherlands’ response to demographic change is well advanced, but additional actions can be undertaken, particularly regarding the shrinking and ageing society, and especially within the context of regional and local labour markets.