Migration as a factor of development of the depopulating areas in East EU countries – the case of Lithuania

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Migration as a factor of development of the depopulating areas in East EU countries – the case of Lithuania
In the Journal:
Europa XXI. 2014, vol. 27, p. 79-95
Keywords:
LT
Depopuliacija; Emigracija; Kaimo vystymasis; Mažai apgyvendinti regionai; Migracija; Retai apgyvendintos teritorijos.
EN
Depopulation; Emigration; Lithuania; Migration; Rural development; Sparsely populated areas.
Summary / Abstract:

ENNatural decrease and out-migration are the main processes causing depopulation of rural areas in most of the easternEU countries. The causes of depopulation are varied as well as numerous and might differ within the same country or even a region. Both internal and international migration play an important role inthepopulation decline in Lithuania, but their relative importance differ from region to region. Depopulation leads to a falling population density and therefore to the shrinkage of social networks, especially in the rural areas. It has broad consequences for the life quality, causes pessimistic attitudes and threatens the future development of the sparsely populated areas. There is little hope that the existing demographictrends will change in the nearest future. However, the analysed processes are usually perceived purely negatively, thoughit is not true in somerespects. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.7163/Eu21.2014.27.6
ISSN:
1230-5057
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2020-12-31 13:29:52
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