Effects of migration on population ageing: the case of the Valencian community

Carles Simó, University of Valencia
Salvador Mendez Martinez, University of Valencia
Gaiane Safarova, Russian Academy of Sciences

For Spain as a whole and Valencian Community (VC) in particular both ageing and migration have numerous important effects on their demographic development, e.g. in this century Spain has the greatest net migration in Europe, and inside Spain in VC the proportion of the population of foreign citizenship is high. The paper aims at studying the interplay between ageing and international migration in VC since the beginning of the 1990s. A number of ageing characteristics will be computed for VC and its regions for Spanish citizens and the population of foreign citizenship. Ageing indicators for VC will be compared with those for Spain as a whole. Age structure of migration flows will be examined. The paper will be based on censuses and micro-data on vital events. Results of the study revealing interrelations between migration and age structure may contribute to the management, administration and planning of social and health services.

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Presented in Poster Session 3: Migration, environment and spatial demography