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Malopolska Region Demographic Transition: Working for the Future

  • Jolanta Perek-Białas
  • Cristina Martinez-Fernandez
  • Tamara Weyman
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    This paper outlines the findings of the Poland case study of the Malopolska region for the international project, Local scenarios of demographic change. The Malopolska region is located in the southern part of Poland, boarding Slovakia, and was created in 1999 from voivodship amalgamations of Krakow, Nowy Sacz, and parts of Bielsko-Biala, Kielce, Katowice, Krosno and Tarnów. Although the population size will not change dramatically over the next few years, the consequences of population ageing are and will be challenging. The region has much potential in various sectors that can be exploited in preparation for the demographic transition. The paper presents various examples of initiatives and projects related to demographic issues (older workers, older persons, and families), however, awareness of demographic challenges and the need for better policy implementation are key priorities at the regional/local level.

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    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers with number 2013/6.

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    Date of creation: 18 Apr 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:oec:cfeaaa:2013/6-en
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