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dc.contributor.authorPoot, Jacques
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-30T03:18:04Z
dc.date.available2008-05-30T03:18:04Z
dc.date.issued2007-02
dc.identifier.citationPoot, J. (2007). Demographic change and regional competitiveness: The effects of immigration and ageing. (Population Studies Centre Discussion Paper No.64). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn1-877149-67-5
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/807
dc.description.abstractThe demographic profile of a region is usually seen as a slowly changing background phenomenon in the analysis of regional competitiveness and regional growth. However, regional demographic change can have a significant impact on regional competitiveness and such change is often more rapid and profound than at the national level. In turn, regional population size, growth, composition and distribution are endogenous to regional economic development. This paper focuses on the impact of population ageing and immigration on aspects of regional competitiveness such as innovation, entrepreneurship and productivity. Immigration and ageing trends have generated huge separate literatures but it is argued here that it is fruitful to consider these trends jointly. Theoretically, there are many channels through which immigration and population ageing can affect regional competitiveness. There is empirical evidence that population ageing reduces regional competitiveness, while immigration – particularly of entrepreneurs and highly skilled workers to metropolitan areas – enhances competitiveness. Much of the available literature is based on smallscale case studies and rigorous econometric research on the impact of demographic change at the regional level is still remarkably rare. Some directions for further research are suggested.en_US
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waikato, Population Studies Centreen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPopulation Studies Centre (PSC) Discussion Papers
dc.subjectregional competitivenessen_US
dc.subjectimmigrationen_US
dc.subjectpopulation agingen_US
dc.subjectinnovationen_US
dc.titleDemographic change and regional competitiveness: The effects of immigration and ageingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
uow.relation.seriesNo.64


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