Contemporary Demographic Changes on the Territory of the Toplica Region Cover Image

Савремене демографске промене на територији регије Топлице
Contemporary Demographic Changes on the Territory of the Toplica Region

Author(s): Mila Pavlović, Filip Krstić
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Demography and human biology
Published by: Географски факултет, Универзитет у Београду
Keywords: Toplica region;demographic changes;population;rural revitalization;

Summary/Abstract: Region of Toplica has expirienced several stages of demographic development, and each of these stages has left an impact on current demographic situation. The basic demographic characteristics of Toplica region, at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century are an intensive process of depopulation and a negative natural growth, which leads to a rapid decrease in population. The demographic development of the Toplica region is the consequence of a number of factors, primarily its geographical location, socio -economic development and historical factors. The second half of the 20th century has been marked by intensive process of demographic change. Negative demographic trends are particularly present in the rural areas of the region, and its consequences are reduce of rural population, unfavorable age structure, jeopardizing agricultural production and demographic extinguish of villages. The economy of the region, which is not developed in accordance with its natural resources, did not provide an adequate standard of living, which has led to the migration from villages to the urban centres. These migrations has also been directed to the major economic centres which are located outside of the borders of the region (Niš, Kruševac and Belgrade).

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 169-183
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian