Contact

Lead Partner

Wirtschaftsakademie
Schleswig-Holstein
www.wak-sh.de

Hartwig Wagemester
hartwig.wagemester@wak-sh.de
+49 431 / 3016 – 138

Project Management and Communication

REM • Consult
www.rem-consult.eu

Hauke Siemen
bestagers@rem-consult.eu
+49 (0)40 657 903 78

 

Lead Partner

Wirtschaftsakademie
Schleswig-Holstein
www.wak-sh.de

Hartwig Wagemester
hartwig.wagemester@wak-sh.de
+49 431 / 3016 – 138

Project Management and Communication

REM • Consult
www.rem-consult.eu

Hauke Siemen
bestagers@rem-consult.eu
+49 (0)40 657 903 78

 

The Partnership

8 Countries

  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Sweden

8 Countries

  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Sweden
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University of Rostock, Germany

University of Rostock, Center for the Study of Demographic Change
Germany,
Rostock
http://www.wiwi.uni-rostock.de/vwl/wakon/team/

Responsibilities in the Project
Project Partner
Work Package 3 “Labour market and employment”
Responsible for Activity 1 “Acquiring background information”

About us
Our research interests and expertise extend primarily to:
- the analysis of the demographic impact on labour supply and labour demand, particularly regarding the elderly and on the regional level
- economic growth models with knowledge production and technological progress under conditions of demographic change
- economic fertility theories and policy

External and internal research collaborations with colleagues, companies, and governmental as well as non-governmental organisations in projects are of high interest in the field of
- empirical studies on industry- and profession-specific ageing of the labour force
- labour participation of retirees
- studies on (creative) productivity conducted with company data
- development of the methodology underlying the Demographic Risk Map: http://www.demographic-risk-map.eu/))

Why we participate in Best Agers
We participate in this project because our region experiences particularly strong changes in the labour force due to rapid demographic change and as a consequence of migration after reunification. We wish to share our knowledge with and learn from partners located in regions affected by similar developments.

However, even in regions experiencing much weaker demographic change, the generations 55+ constitute the fastest growing part of the working-age population. Being more educated and healthier than ever, they are and remain of best age for economic activities.

What happening right now
WP3, Activity 1, Step1
- Age structures and projections
We calculated and pictured demographic change in each country and NUTS 2 region in the Baltic Sea Region between 1990 and 2030. We thereby differentiated between total population and in the subgroup of the working-age population (aged 15-64 and 15-74 years). Now we interpret the graphics and give more background information

- Work participation of the 55+
We calculated age-specific current labour participation rates weighted by age-specific working-time for the 55-64 and 65-74. In addition we calculated such rates differentiating by gender, education, part- and full time, profession and branches, and nationality. We will also calculate them for regular and temporary jobs. Our next step will then be the graphical implementation and interpretation of results.

By the end of 2010, Activity 1, Step2 of WP3 will be accomplished.

Step 3 remains to be dealt with next year.
University of Rostock, Rostock Center for the Study of Demographic Change

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Thusnelda Tivig, tivig@uni-rostock.de, +49381/4984465

Dipl.-Geogr. Claudia Korb, M. Sc. Demography, claudia.korb@uni-rostock.de, +49381/4984329

 

 

 
 

University of Rostock, Center for the Study of Demographic Change
Germany,
Rostock
http://www.wiwi.uni-rostock.de/vwl/wakon/team/

Responsibilities in the Project
Project Partner
Work Package 3 “Labour market and employment”
Responsible for Activity 1 “Acquiring background information”

About us
Our research interests and expertise extend primarily to:
- the analysis of the demographic impact on labour supply and labour demand, particularly regarding the elderly and on the regional level
- economic growth models with knowledge production and technological progress under conditions of demographic change
- economic fertility theories and policy

External and internal research collaborations with colleagues, companies, and governmental as well as non-governmental organisations in projects are of high interest in the field of
- empirical studies on industry- and profession-specific ageing of the labour force
- labour participation of retirees
- studies on (creative) productivity conducted with company data
- development of the methodology underlying the Demographic Risk Map: http://www.demographic-risk-map.eu/))

Why we participate in Best Agers
We participate in this project because our region experiences particularly strong changes in the labour force due to rapid demographic change and as a consequence of migration after reunification. We wish to share our knowledge with and learn from partners located in regions affected by similar developments.

However, even in regions experiencing much weaker demographic change, the generations 55+ constitute the fastest growing part of the working-age population. Being more educated and healthier than ever, they are and remain of best age for economic activities.

What happening right now
WP3, Activity 1, Step1
- Age structures and projections
We calculated and pictured demographic change in each country and NUTS 2 region in the Baltic Sea Region between 1990 and 2030. We thereby differentiated between total population and in the subgroup of the working-age population (aged 15-64 and 15-74 years). Now we interpret the graphics and give more background information

- Work participation of the 55+
We calculated age-specific current labour participation rates weighted by age-specific working-time for the 55-64 and 65-74. In addition we calculated such rates differentiating by gender, education, part- and full time, profession and branches, and nationality. We will also calculate them for regular and temporary jobs. Our next step will then be the graphical implementation and interpretation of results.

By the end of 2010, Activity 1, Step2 of WP3 will be accomplished.

Step 3 remains to be dealt with next year.
University of Rostock, Rostock Center for the Study of Demographic Change

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Thusnelda Tivig, tivig@uni-rostock.de, +49381/4984465

Dipl.-Geogr. Claudia Korb, M. Sc. Demography, claudia.korb@uni-rostock.de, +49381/4984329

 

 

 
 

Project Activities

Watch the "Best Agers" documentary film!

The film "Best Agers - Meeting Demographic Change" portraits four persons from four countries at the crossroads between working life and retirement. Watch the four episodes and see how exciting and full of important decisions life can be even when you think you have seen it all!

All Activities

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Watch the "Best Agers" documentary film!

The film "Best Agers - Meeting Demographic Change" portraits four persons from four countries at the crossroads between working life and retirement. Watch the four episodes and see how exciting and full of important decisions life can be even when you think you have seen it all!

All Activities

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"Best Agers are well-educated, motivated and healthier than ever and can be mobilized to counteract brain drain and the loss of human capital in the Baltic Sea Region"

"Best Agers defy the consequences of demographic change: Cities and regions of the Baltic Sea Region find creative ways of disclosing and utilizing the unused potentials of the age group 55+"

"Innovation is not an exclusive domain of young people - we support Best Agers’ entrepreneurship in the Baltic Sea Region"

"Best Agers are a valuable resources for the Baltic Sea Region: They possess valuable experience, know-how and skills which we cannot afford to neglect"

"The nineteen Best Agers partners work towards a cross-generational innovation environment in the Baltic Sea Region"