- Joop de Beer (daily supervisor)
- Leo van Wissen (principle investigator)

- DEM: demographic factors affecting convergence/divergence in ageing
- ECON: relationship between convergence/divergence in ageing and convergence/divergence in economies
- URBRUR: urban/rural differences in regional convergence/divergence in ageing
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EU-27

NUTS-2 (261)

2003-2012

- Eurostat (population structures; mortality)
- National statistical databases
- European Regional Database (Cambridge Econometrics)

- Presented at European Population Conference, September 2016
- Accepted in
*Genus*

- Presented at Regional Studies Conference, April 2016
- Presented at Third Russian Economic Congress, December 2016
- Under peer-review in
*Journal of Demographic Economics*

- Convergence/divergence in ageing
- Convergence/divergence in economies

Decomposition of GDP growth

\[ \frac{GDP_2/P_2}{GDP_1/P_1} = \frac{GDP_2/W_2}{GDP_1/W_1} * \frac{W_2/P_2}{W_1/P_1} \]

\[ \frac{GDP_2/P_2}{GDP_1/P_1} = \frac{GDP_2/W_2}{GDP_1/W_1} * \frac{W_2/P_2}{W_1/P_1} \]

Counterfactual analysis

- Convergence/divergence in economies with no change in population structures
- Additional effect of changes in population structures

- Presented at Dutch Demography Day, November 2016
- Presented at Belgian Demography Day, March 2017
- To be submitted in May 2017

- The differences between subregions of Europe contribute to divergence in ageing in the 1st part of the study period; the convergent developments begin in the 2nd subperiod.
- H1 supported

- Contrary to our aspirations, urban/rural differences do not lead to divergence in population ageing at NUTS-2 level.
- H2 not supported