OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers

2079-4797 (online)
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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 Transition and an Ageing Society

Implications for Local Labour Markets in Poland You or your institution have access to this content

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Cristina Martinez-Fernandez1, Tamara Weyman, Jolanta Perek-Białas2, Iwona Sagan3, Piotr Szukalski4, Piotr Stronkowski5
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  • 1: OECD, France

  • 2: Krakow University, Poland

  • 3: Gdansk University, Poland

  • 4: Lódz University, Poland

  • 5: Coffe International, Poland

18 Apr 2013
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This report outlines the findings of the Poland case study for the combined study regions of Lódzkie, Malopolska and Pomorskie for the international project, Local scenarios of demographic change. The demographic situation is changing significantly within Poland with two major trends occurring, population decline and population ageing, as a result of decreasing fertility rates and increased life expectancy. However, the Polish case study revealed the complexity of demographic challenges with each region experiencing different issues associated with socio-economic context such as: population ageing experienced in all three study regions; and population shrinkage in Lódzkie. These differences in demographic situations require a territorial, local and regional strategy co-ordinated policy response with national policy efforts. Policy themes and recommendations focus on sustainable economic development, family policy, ageing workforce, silver economy, and skills and education.
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