Demographic changes in the Arctic: Population ageing at a glance

Theme 5. Other
Session Name 5.7 Ageing Arctic: Realizing the potential of older people
Datetime Sep 07, 2018 01:15 PM - 01:30 PM (UTC +3)
Location Room 9
Presentation Type Oral
Presenter Anastasia Emelyanova
Author(s) Anastasia Emelyanova (University of Oulu, Finland), Elena Golubeva (Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Russian Federation)
Abstract text

The demographic profile of the Arctic is interesting and yet difficult to summarise with the common trends, as there is still considerable regional variation in the northernmost population hub. Among the discussed characteristics, I will highlight some findings from my studies done on population ageing process in the Arctic. The so-called “megatrend in the Arctic” (Hansen et al. 2012) is happening alongside the global trend and many of the Arctic regions especially in the Barents Euro-Arctic region are already among the oldest ones. This presentation will outline some of the specific features of ageing in the Russian Arctic, North Atlantic Arctic, Barents, and North American Arctic areas, and provide the introduction to the session 5.7. Ageing Arctic: Realizing the potential of older people.

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