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dc.contributor.authorMcCollum, David
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, Hebe
dc.contributor.authorDuffy, Paula
dc.identifier.citationMcCollum , 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 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 276355507
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8716-6852/work/103511063
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85119290163
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000720671900001
dc.descriptionThis research was funded by the University of St Andrews Restarting Research Funding Scheme (SARRF).en
dc.description.abstractPopulation 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.
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dc.rightsCopyright © The Author(s) 2021. Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License ( which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (
dc.subjectStakeholder perspectivesen
dc.subjectPopulation sustainabilityen
dc.subjectPlace-based policyen
dc.subjectDemographic changeen
dc.subjectPopulation policyen
dc.subjectHB Economic Theoryen
dc.subjectHT Communities. Classes. Racesen
dc.subjectG Geography (General)en
dc.titleA place-based approach to population sustainability : demographic and economic change at the local level in Fife, Scotlanden
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorScottish Funding Councilen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Population and Health Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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