Jana Ondačková

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Population age structure transformation in the capitals of the Visegrad Group countries

Jana Ondačková, Marcela Káčerová, Jozef Mládek, Dagmar Popjaková, Michal Vančura

Geographia Polonica (2018) vol. 91, iss. 3, pp. 281-299 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0121

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Abstract:

The study provides a compact view of population ageing in the capitals of the Visegrad Group (V4). Thetransformation of the age structure of urban populations is quantified within the context of the V4 countries –Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. This assessment of the age structure transformation in the V4 capitals between 1980 and 2013 was carried out using Webb’s chart and hexagonal diagram methods. The evaluationof the demographic ageing of the urban populations brings substantial knowledge of the immanent differencesof the capitals. The similarities between Prague, Budapest and Warsaw and the specific development of Bratislava, was revealed.

Keywords: age structure, population ageing, capitals of the Visegrad Group countries

Jana Ondačková [j.ondackova@vupop.sk], Department of Remote Sensing of the Earth and Geoinformatics, Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute, Trenčianska 55, SK-821 09 Bratislava: Slovakia
Marcela Káčerová [marcela.kacerova@uniba.sk], Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Human Geography and Demography, Comenius University in Bratislava, Mlynská dolina, Ilkovičova 6, SK-84215 Bratislava: Slovakia
Jozef Mládek [mladek@pf.jcu.cz], Faculty of Education, Department of Geography, University of South Bohemia, Jeronýmova 10, CZ-37115 České Budějovice: Czechia
Dagmar Popjaková [dpopjakova@pf.jcu.cz], Faculty of Education, Department of Geography, University of South Bohemia, Jeronýmova 10, CZ-37115 České Budějovice: Czechia
Michal Vančura [vancura@pf.jcu.cz], Faculty of Education, Department of Geography, University of South Bohemia, Jeronýmova 10, CZ-37115 České Budějovice: Czechia