Peripheral Denmark, population development and labour market dynamics
Avainsanat:peripheral development, human capital, regional development
Many countries in the global north are witnessing uneven development across regions on the national level. What is seen is that urban areas increase in population and jobs while peripheral areas decline. This paper discuss regional development of peripheral areas in Denmark before and after the financial crisis in 2007–2008. This is done by applying empirical analysis of register data on development of population and employment in four different categories of regions in Denmark from 2002–2013. Moreover, by focusing on different categories of education and how formal qualifications of the labour force is related to employment growth or decline, it is discussed whether aiming towards attracting highly educated labour is the only way forward for peripheral areas.