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Sunday, 19.05.2013, 15:42
The number of emigrating Lithuanians is falling, while the share of those returning to homeland is growing. Statistical trends seem rather positive. However, if one looks closer at specific numbers, he or she will understand that emigration is still a bleeding wound, writes LETA/ELTA, referring to Respublika.
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Latvia's population will reduce to 1.6 million by 2050, the third steepest decrease worldwide, according to the Population Reference Bureau's latest report. Estonia's population is expected to reduce from 1.3 million to 1.2 million and Lithuania’s population to decline to 2.7 million, writes LETA.
The results of the 2011 Estonian population census indicated that there are three women in Estonia who have given birth to 18 children, LETA/Õhtuleht online writes.
Estonia’s proportion of newborns dying the day they are born is second lowest among developed countries09.05.2013
In Estonia, ten newborns died the day they were born (0.5 per thousand live newborns) in 2011, which is the second best figure among the industrially-developed countries. In Lithuania, 30 newborns died the day they were born (one per thousand live newborns) in 2011. The rate at which children die in Latvia the day they are born is the fourth highest among the industrially-developed countries, according to the "Save the Children" annual "State of the World's Mothers Report 2013", writes LETA.
According to Statistics Estonia, 1,286,000 persons lived in Estonia on 1 January 2013. Due to migration the population declined by more than 6,600 persons, due to the natural increase by 1,400 persons.
According to a new labour market overview compiled by the Bank of Estonia, the major challenge facing Estonia for the coming years is emigration, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
Latvia is one of the most glaring examples in Europe of "childless policy", demographer Ilmars Mezs points out in an interview with LETA, warning that, without changes, Latvia will face an influx of immigrants, exceeding that of Soviet times, and making Latvians a minority in their own country.