Tackling rural depopulation


Think piece by Rebecca Kay, commissioned by Welsh Centre for Public Policy as part of their Welsh Government-funded research into international approaches to population ageing and decline.

Drawing on international research, institutional approaches and practical examples this short think piece suggests that whilst migration can play a strategic role in mitigating the effects of rural depopulation effective policies need to be alert to the complex dynamics of multi-level policymaking and governance, as well as economic structures, social and cultural histories, all of which differ between national and local contexts.