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Демографическое Пространство России
The Demographic Space of Russia

Author(s): Natal’ja Vasil’evna Zubarevich, Safronov Sergej Gennad’evich
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Demography and human biology
Published by: Географски факултет, Универзитет у Београду
Keywords: Russia;demography;depopulation;natalitet;morality;migration;

Summary/Abstract: The article shows the differences in demographic processes in the regions of Russia, due to economic and social factors, peculiarities of resettlement. The situation in the regions is so different that even the most important demographic problems for Russia-depopulations, ultra-low life expectancy, and a strong aging of the population-do not appear everywhere. The processes of modernizing reproductive behavior go at different rates: in the largest agglomerations, a model of "deferred births" is formed similar to the West European model because of the priority of the career for women, and in some underdeveloped republics traditional large families remain. However, the general trend in the reproduction of the population is the gradual reduction of regional differences. On the contrary, the migration processes of the 21st century are polarized: migratory influx zones are localized in a few economically attractive cities and regions, and an increasing part of the country's territory loses its population in the migration exchange. As a result, the demographic space of Russia in the transition period has become more mosaic.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 217-234
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Russian