Skip to main content


Leibniz ScienceCampus "Health Care Challenges in Regions with Declining and Ageing Populations"

The German population is projected to decline by more than 10% until 2050. At the same time, the number of old people will continue growing. Thus, the ratio between old and working-age people will keep on increasing – which leads to challenges for the social insurance systems for pensions, health care, and long-term care. However, the changing size and composition of the population is not affecting all parts of Germany in a uniform way. Some regions are facing particular challenges due to a rapidly ageing population and dwindling human resources in the care sectors. The ‘Leibniz ScienceCampus’ (LSC) will address these challenges and focus on the provision of health care in areas which are particularly hard hit by demographic change, such as rural areas and the Ruhr metropolitan region. The Leibniz Science Campus “Health care challenges in regions with declining and ageing populations“ has three main goals: 1.) Explore causes of regional variation in the demand and supply of health care and assess their consequences for health policy, 2.) Analyze different arrangements for the supply of health care and LTC which encourage a more efficient use of scarce resources, and 3.) Evaluate measures that reduce the demand for health care and LTC, thus alleviating scarcities of resources in demographically declining regions.

Leibniz Science Campus Ruhr Homepage


Currently there are no publications available for this project

Project management:
Dr. Dörte Heger, Anna Werbeck

Project staff:
Dr. Simon Decker, Prof. Dr. Boris Augurzky, Prof. Dr. Ansgar Wübker, Johannes Hollenbach, Dr. Matthias Westphal, Lea Bergmann, Prof. Dr. Hendrik Schmitz, Robin Kottmann, Daniel Monsees, Anna Werbeck, Anna Werbeck

Project partners:
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Tilburg University – Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Universität Paderborn