How to motivate policy makers to face demographic challenges?

Rašević, Mirjana and Nikitović, Vladimir and Lukić-Bošnjak, Dragana (2014) How to motivate policy makers to face demographic challenges? Zbornik Matice srpske za društvene nauke (148(3)). pp. 607-617. ISSN 0352-5732 eISSN 2406-0836

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If we want to understand the deeper truth, or intend to interpret phenomena through the perception of a specific population, a more holistic perspective might be necessary. By applying foresight exercise, some new patterns might be discovered and shifts in study aspects inhibited. Such an approach intends to give meaning to future perceptions, expectations and fears of experts, decision makers and civilians. Its activities are designed to address critical questions, which might significantly shape the future of a country in the coming years. Foresight exercise reinforces thinking about what future steps should be taken, if a specific scenario becomes reality. Personal life stories based on binary opposition of the futures of a country can be used to unambiguously show the policy makers all the relevant implications that different futures might have regarding fertility, migration, population ageing, human capital and labour market in Serbia in the forthcoming period. Furthermore, it seems that such foresight exercise, as a qualitative approach, can provide additional insight into quantitative methods of forecasting demographic future of a country.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: foresight exercise, qualitative research, policy makers, demographic future, international migration, Serbia, vežba predviđanja, kvalitativno istraživanje, kreatori politike, demografska budućnost, međunarodne migracije, Srbija.
Institutional centre: Centre for demographic research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2022 20:14
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 20:14

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