Coping with Demographic Change: A Comparative View on by Reinhold Sackmann

By Reinhold Sackmann

With many OECD international locations experiencing a decline of their populations, this bookoffers a theoretical version of dealing with demographic swap and examines various innovations that societies have used to come back to phrases with demographic swap. specifically, it info different ways in which Germany and Poland have attempted to deal with this problem and divulges 3 conflicting innovations: enlargement, aid, and phasing out.


· How and why demographic switch was once utilized in Poland to extend the schooling system

· The variance of linkage among demographic switch and development premiums in several fields of schooling in a German Bundesland

· Modes of reflexivity and group of workers coverage in German and varnish municipalities

· results of demographic switch and types of coping on monetary skill and unemployment charges in German municipalities

Coping with Demographic Change examines how and why societies focus on those hazardous results. It conceptualizes the demanding situations a society faces because of demographic swap and makes a speciality of the techniques through which actors, businesses and geographical regions attempt to take care of this new situation.

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Subsequently, the knowledge of these economists of the Great Depression (who witnessed a sharp drop in the total fertility rate) got lost.  1100). Later economists, like Lee, see factor substitutability in markets as a self-regulating mechanism that can deal with all external factors (population included). For them, population growth is an (insignificant) explanatory variable. Following Keynes’ logic, population decline (in his time) would adversely affect growth rates only if interest rates were not kept below market rates.

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For instance, if a society wants to come to terms with natural disasters, it is not feasible to prevent earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions or tsunamis from happening. Far more important is to enhance the level of resilience to be able to effectively handle the consequences of a disaster and—even more importantly— to socially prevent such consequences from occurring by investing in the ability to adapt to situations, for example, by building houses that survive an earthquake without collapsing.

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