Emerging Population Issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Research Gaps on Demographic Trends, Human Capital and Climate Change

Number of pages: 32

Publication date: 01 Jan 2010

Author: Wolfgang Lutz

Publisher: UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office


The report notes that the decline in population size over the coming decades in Eastern Europe is certain. The remaining questions are how rapidly and by how much the population will contract. Due to a much younger age structure and current high fertility levels, demographic trends for Central Asia are expected to diverge from those in Eastern Europe.

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