An Emptying State? Demographic and International Migration Trends in Albania

Ármás, Julianna (2022) An Emptying State? Demographic and International Migration Trends in Albania. FOREIGN POLICY REVIEW, 21 (1). pp. 71-88. ISSN 1588-7855 (print); 2064-9428 (online)


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The study examines demographic and migration trends in Albania within the framework of the concept of demographic transition. By outlining the historical-political-economic characteristics of the post-World War II period, the paper explains the factors that led to the population explosion in Albania and the rapid decline of the country’s population after the fall of socialism. As a specific feature of Central, East and Southeast Europe, Albania’s depopulation situation is exacerbated by the high rate of emigration from the country, particularly among the young, educated generations. As it currently stands, Albania has no incentives to encourage people to bear children or to stay in the country, but it also has no “migration hinterland” like Western European countries. The Albanian population, currently 2.8 million, is projected to fall to 2.1 million by 2060 as a result of all these developments.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HA Statistics / statisztika > HA1 Demography / demográfia, népesedési statisztika
J Political Science / politológia > JV International migration / nemzetközi migráció
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 16 May 2023 09:53
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 09:53

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