A country on the move : migration and demographic crisis in Latvia

Faculty/Professorship: Geographical Migration and Transition Studies  
Author(s): Göler, Daniel  
Publisher Information: Bamberg : opus
Year of publication: 2018
Pages: 2
Source/Other editions: Ursprünglich in: Baltic Rim Economies Review : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland ; bimonthly review 12 (2015), 3, S. 42 - 43
Year of first publication: 2015
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.20378/irbo-52257
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
URL: https://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-bamberg/frontdoor/i...
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-522576
Since regaining independence in 1991, Latvia has suffered massive population loss. At that time, the country had roughly 2.7 million inhabitants. Today, officials count almost 2 million. Between the censuses in 1989 and 2011, this decline was approximately 600,000 people, representing 22.5% of the population. This is by far the highest value in Europe.
Latvia’s shrinking population is a result of the interplay between natural and spatial population movements. Latvia is facing a persistent demographic crisis with problems such as fertility decline, ageing, out-migration, brain drain and regional polarization.
GND Keywords: Lettland; Migration; Bevölkerungsrückgang
Keywords: Latvia, Migration, Demographic Crisis
DDC Classification: 910 Geography & travel  
RVK Classification: RQ 22594   
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/44026
Year of publication: 30. July 2018

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