What population decline means for public service provision in rural regions


by Eva Kuhn and Reiner Klingholz

In rural areas, demographic change is driving up costs for energy, wastewater, roads, education and health care. A declining number of inhabitants in those areas are facing ever higher expenses. Soaring costs, in turn, can induce migration. The Berlin Institute for Population and Development, together with the Potsdam Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), pursued the question of whether there exist alternative paths to the above-described developmental trajectory.


Selected Figures

Here you can find the abridged English version of the study.


The study "Allowing Diversity.” was conducted in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam.



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