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Demography and health in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Citation

Heinegg, 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.

Abstract

Eastern 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).

URL

http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/pnadd171.pdf

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2005

Journal Title

USAID Working Paper Series on the Transition Countries No. 1

Author(s)

Heinegg, Ayo
Melzig, Robyn
Pickett, James
Sprout, Ron