CitationHeinegg, Ayo; Melzig, Robyn; Pickett, James; & Sprout, Ron (2005). Demography and health in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. USAID Working Paper Series on the Transition Countries No. 1.
AbstractEastern Europe and Eurasia is the only region worldwide experiencing a contraction in population, which stems from both a natural decrease in the population (i.e., crude death rates exceeding crude birth rates) and emigration. The highest crude death rates in the world are found among the transition countries; so too the lowest fertility rates. This study analyzes these trends and attempts to assess some of the underlying health factors behind them. The report also examines the evidence regarding migration patterns, both political aspects (including trends in refugees and internally
displaced persons) and economic aspects (including remittances, urbanization, and brain drain).
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleUSAID Working Paper Series on the Transition Countries No. 1