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OECD Extended Regional Typology

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Monica Brezzi, Lewis Dijkstra, Vicente Ruiz
  • Publisher: OECD

The extended typology is used to compare the dynamics of population and labour markets. Remote rural regions show a stronger decline in population and a faster ageing process than rural regions close to a city. The remoteness of rural regions is in fact a significant factor explaining regional outflows of working age population, confirming that this extended typology captures the economic distance from market and services. Remote rural regions appear economically more fragile: lower employment rates (Canada and Mexico) and economic output (Europe).

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