A place-based approach to population sustainability : demographic and economic change at the local level in Fife, Scotland
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Population sustainability is a prevalent yet nebulous concept within academic and policy debates surrounding the nature and consequences of demographic and economic change. This research seeks to add nuance to understandings of population sustainability in ageing societies. The fiscal challenges posed by population ageing mean that more and more states are implementing specific policies in response to it, with limited degrees of success thus far. This investigation examines place-based understandings of population sustainability on the part of local stakeholders in a region of Scotland, a country facing significant demographic challenges and which is enacting policy measures specifically aimed at promoting population sustainability. The findings suggest that the on-the-ground realities of population sustainability are nuanced and complex. As such, there is scope for greater attention to the diversity and complexities of population and economic change at the sub-national scale in broader academic conceptualisations of and policy responses to the increasingly pressing issue of population sustainability.
McCollum , D , Nicholson , H & Duffy , P 2021 , ' A place-based approach to population sustainability : demographic and economic change at the local level in Fife, Scotland ' , Local Economy , vol. OnlineFirst . https://doi.org/10.1177/02690942211057439
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DescriptionThis research was funded by the University of St Andrews Restarting Research Funding Scheme (SARRF).
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