New report on challenges in the Nordic peripheral areas

It’s impossible to discuss challenges in the Nordic peripheral areas without including a gender equality perspective. This is a conclusion made in a new Nordic survey on gender, education and migration patterns in the peripheral areas in the Nordic region.

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The report is produced by researchers Stine Thidemann Faber, Helene Pristed Nielsen and Kathrine Bjerg Bennike, commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The survey presents research on changed living conditions as a result of global changes, declining economic growth, migration, depopulation and fewer jobs in professions traditionally considered male. Young women especially move to larger cities in pursuit of higher education. These are challenges of great impact not only on the vitality and unity of the region, but also on the men and women who live there and their mutual social relations, the researchers conclude.

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