POST-COMMUNISTIC TRANSFORMATION AND POPULATION AGEING VERSUS THE CHANGING MIGRATORY PATTERNS

  • Arnold Kakaš Department of Human Geography and Demography, Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Branislav Bleha Department of Human Geography and Demography, Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Keywords: migration, seniors, ageing, transformation, migration factors

Abstract

Vigorous socio-economic changes, the transformation to a market economy, the transformation of demographic reproduction and rapid ageing. These terms are associated with the development of Central and Eastern Europe after 1990. Many studies exist that evaluate the changes in international migration, fewer studies analyse the internal migration. The area of migration of seniors and their response to population ageing and socio-economic changes associated with the transformation remains almost completely unexplored. In the study we analyse the migration of seniors in the example of the Slovak Republic using detailed migration data and changes in this migration during the last quarter of a century full of transformational changes. Using regression statistical models we reveal the essential factors of migration. We try to determine to what extent the migration of seniors is selective, and to what extent seniors reflect the general migration trends associated with the change of political regime.

Published
2017-03-22
How to Cite
Kakaš, A., & Bleha, B. (2017). POST-COMMUNISTIC TRANSFORMATION AND POPULATION AGEING VERSUS THE CHANGING MIGRATORY PATTERNS. AUC Geographica, 52(1), 73-88. https://doi.org/10.14712/23361980.2017.6
Section
Original Articles