Cover Osteuropa 5/2010

In Osteuropa 5/2010

United in Aging
Demographic Trends in Europe’s East

Stephan Sievert, Steffen Kröhnert

Deutsche Fassung


In many countries in Europe’s east, the population is clearly declining. The collapse of birth rates after 1990, emigration, and partially declining life expectancy are responsible for this. As the demographic shrinkage continues in many places, the number of older people will increase noticeably. For in the future, people in Eastern Europe will also live longer. At the same time, those born in years with high birth rates are reaching old age.

(Osteuropa 5/2010, pp. 77–96)