|Causes and effects of population decline
|When people move away from villages, jobs, schools, shops and other facilities also disappear. The government needs to tackle the causes and effects of population decline, for instance by cutting down on the number of new homes being built.
|Tackling population decline
|The three main thrusts of the government's approach to population decline are housing, facilities and economic activity.
|Declining pupil numbers
|Lower birth rates mean fewer pupils in many regions of the Netherlands. Schools need to take this into account in their educational planning.