Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 1

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The spatial and nationality aspects of depopulation in the European part of the Russian Federation

Rafał Wiśniewski

Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 1, pp. 47-60
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2014.3

Abstract

The paper introduces the results of a statistical analysis of two components of depopulation, movement through migration and the natural growth of population in the European part of the Russian Federation during the period 1990-2010. The analysis also involves a breakdown by nationality, which is seen to be a driver of quantitative change. A typology analysis is presented with consideration given to trends to demographic growth or decline. The outcome of an analysis via Webb’s typology indicates that depopulation occurs due to natural decline with an increasing role of migration as a driver of depopulation.

Keywords: depopulation, natural growth and decline, migration, nationalities and ethnic relations, Webb's typology, Russian Federation

Rafał Wiśniewski [rafwis@twada.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland