The population structure in the Nordic region is changing. An ageing population, migration and urbanisation are leading to challenges for both the labour market and the welfare state in general. The gender-segregated labour market, traditional gender inequality in responsibility for care, and different migration patterns of men and women constitute challenges that are important to highlight from a gender perspective.
The purpose of this project was to bring together knowledge at an overarching level on demographic trends in the Nordic countries, the challenges associated with these trends, and to highlight in particular the application and importance of a gender perspective to these issues.
The project resulted in a report with a focus on regional development and policy issues related to demography and urbanisation. Questions within the theme concern mobility, commuting, supply strategies and regional development strategies for example.