Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96991
Authors: 
Grafeneder-Weissteiner, Theresa
Prettner, Klaus
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Vienna Institute of Demography Working Papers 5/2010
Abstract: 
This article investigates agglomeration processes in ageing societies by introducing an overlapping generation structure into a New Economic Geography model. Whether higher economic integration leads to spatial concentration of economic activity crucially hinges on the economies' demographic properties. While population aging as represented by declining birth rates strengthens agglomeration processes, declining mortality rates weaken them. This is due to the fact that we allow for nonconstant population size. In particular, we show that population growth acts as an important dispersion force that augments the distributional effects on agglomeration processes resulting from the turnover of generations.
Subjects: 
Agglomeration
population aging
population
JEL: 
R12
J10 , F15
C61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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