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Етно-демографски процеси у Доњем Поуњу
Ethno-Demographic Processes in the Lower Pounje

Author(s): Drago Todić
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Demography and human biology, Environmental interactions, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Географски факултет, Универзитет у Београду
Keywords: Lower Pounje (Donje Pounje);ethno-demographic problems;population decline;aging population;

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the ethno-demographic situation in the Lower Pounje (Donje Pounje) after the war ended on the territory of the second Yugoslavia. Special attention is paid to the exodus of Serbs from parts of the Lower Pounje, the part that belongs to the Republic of Croatia, which is the continuation of banishing the Serbs from the period of the Second World War. Since peace has reached, only a small part of the older population of the Serbian population has returned, which is slowly dying by biological means. Many problems (economic, ethno-demographic, health, social, and psychological) of depopulation in rural areas are caused by this situation, because many villages remained deserted and left to the laws of nature. All controversial moments that led to civil war remain unresolved, which precludes the establishment of normal conditions for the return of the Serbian population. Political centers of the newly independent states are only declaratively taking efforts to resolve these border problems, which are growing every day.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 145-153
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bosnian, Serbian