Assessment of changes in population ageing in regions of the V4 countries with application of multidimensional scaling

Grażyna Dehnel , Elżbieta Gołata , Marek Walesiak


The study investigates the variation in population ageing in four Visegrad countries (V4) and across their NUTS2 regions in 2016 compared to 2005. Population ageing was assessed using the median age, old-age rate, double ageing index, ageing index, and old-age dependency ratio. The authors took into account causes that explain changes occurring at the bottom and at the top of the population pyramid. By applying multidimensional scaling combined with the composite indicator and the Theil decomposition, the study identified differences in the level of population ageing in a two-dimensional space and the dynamics of these changes. Such an approach, with the visualization of the results, enriches this interpretation. In the reference period the process of population ageing in the V4 countries and their regions accelerated considerably. The disproportion between regions has increased in Slovakia, slightly increased in Poland, and decreased in the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Author Grażyna Dehnel - Poznań University of Economics and Business
Grażyna Dehnel,,
, Elżbieta Gołata - Poznań University of Economics and Business
Elżbieta Gołata,,
, Marek Walesiak (E&F / DEaCS)
Marek Walesiak,,
- Department of Econometrics and Computer Science
Journal seriesArgumenta Oeconomica, ISSN 1233-5835, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2020
No1 (44)
Publication size in sheets1.15
Keywords in Englishmultidimensional scaling, Theil decomposition, composite indicators, ageing, R program
ASJC Classification1408 Strategy and Management; 2002 Economics and Econometrics
URL 10.15611/aoe.2020.1.04
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); after publication
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.191; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.178 (2) - 2017=0.222 (5)
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