Mike Danson (Professor of Scottish and Regional Economics) has esearched extensively on different aspects of population change and particularly on the economic and social impacts of ageing. His and related studies with colleagues on older workers and activity rates demonstrate important geographical and sectoral variations across the country, with island communities especially vulnerable to demographic changes. The academic publications have led to work for the Scottish Parliament Future Forum, and membership of both the Scottish Government advisory group on a ‘Strategy for a Scotland with an Ageing Population’ and the project team on ‘Talent Management of an Older Workforce’. Recent developments of the research with Karen Gilmore (UWS) have seen studies on the disadvantaged in the labour market (funded through the European Commissionm EQUAL Programme) and on the impacts of pension regulations.
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On an island and remote rural communities perspective see also: