Demography, health and ageing (Work Package 3)

The Mediterranean countries under consideration are already in a process of demographic transition with the decline of youth population. This poses serious challenges to policymakers given the fact that most of the economies under consideration have failed to provide either employment for the current active workforce and employment perspectives for those who will enter the job market in the next decades. Moreover, the low rate of female involvement in the labor force and society is a major issue to be tackled within the next years in order to provide robust foundations to socio-economic development. Drawing on an analytical framework, this work package will give a series of population projections according to country specific methodologies.

This work package is led by Dr. George Groenewold from the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), the country’s national demographic institute.


Population Scenarios and Policy Implications for Southern Mediterranean Countries, 2010-2050
Date of publication: Tuesday, 19 March, 2013
Author(s): George Groenewold and Joop de Beer
In this MEDPRO Policy Paper, four population scenarios were derived that describe indicators of demographic behaviour for people living in different future political-economic contexts. The paper explores future trends in i) population growth at...
Population Scenarios for South Mediterranean Countries: 2010-2050
Date of publication: Wednesday, 15 August, 2012
Author(s): George Groenewold, Joop de Beer, Corina Huisman
This MEDPRO project report describes four population growth scenarios for 11 countries in the Mediterranean region, using the MEDPRO economic-political development framework to consider how indicators of fertility, mortality, and international...