Cover Osteuropa 6-8/2019

In Osteuropa 6-8/2019

A population on the move
Migration, demographics and the consequences

Robert Santa

Deutsche Fassung


Romania’s population figures have been subject to intense fluctuation since the Second World War. After Ceausescu’s rigid family policies forced a sharp increase in the population, the numbers declined steeply after 1989. One key reason for this was a very high level of emigration. This initially relieved the burden on the employment market, but is now causing considerable economic and social problems. For several years, the country has attempted to counteract this development. In individual areas, migration has been having a positive effect, however. Overall, it is likely to have significant consequences for a long time to come.

(Osteuropa 6-8/2019, pp. 169–178)