Call for Papers for the Special Issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (VYPR) on “The causes and consequences of depopulation”
The Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (VYPR) is seeking submissions for a Special Issue entitled “The causes and consequences of depopulation” which will be guest edited by (in alphabetical order) Zuzanna Brzozowska, Stuart Gietel-Basten, Michael Herrmann, Klaus Prettner and Ekaterina Zhelenkova. Examples of topics include:
- What are differential drivers of population decline?
- What are the long-term consequences of population decline for economic growth and investment, the sustainability of social security systems and governments’ budgets, and the maintenance of public infrastructure and services?
- Are there differences in the economic consequences of population decline when the decline is driven by low fertility or by outward migration?
- Are declining populations less innovative?
- What is the impact of population decline on inequality and equal life chances?
- How might (the fear of) depopulation be linked to perceived threats to culture and identity?
- How to include potential demographic, social, economic, and environmental feedback effects into models of depopulation?
- Which policies could mitigate the challenges associated with population decline?
- Might population decline be something desirable, e.g., from an environmental perspective?