Demographic and economic disparities for NUTS regions in Germany and the UK in the recent past (1990-2010) and future

Pub. Date
01 November, 2011

This article outlines the increase in regional demographic and economic disparities in Germany and the UK. The argument is brought forward that the increasing differences in demographic and economic conditions are both a result of demographic processes that are largely shaped by internal and international mobility. On the basis of the Eurostat regional population forecast and Eurostat regional population data, the paper explores historical and projected interregional differences in population growth, population size and age structure. The article complements the results derived from the demographic analysis by examining recent trends of disparities in regional gross domestic product per capita.