Knowledge Platform: Demographic change and the public sector

Many countries around the world are reporting an ageing population, a trend that is expected to continue also in the future. Since population ageing often is associated with different economic problems, such as labour shortages and exhaustion of the social security system, an ageing population is often viewed as a demographic challenge and policymakers have invested much effort in how to address this demographic change in a sustainable way. Closely related are issues regarding health, immigration, gender equality and family formation.

The platform Demographic change and the public sector, which was established in January 2020, depart from these issues. The platform has its roots in the long tradition of research and education oriented towards demographic and labour market issues at Linnaeus University. The purpose of the platform is to create new knowledge in a field that is of high scientific and societal relevance and to link together research and education in this area.