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Demography as a Facilitator of a Rapprochement in Russia-Georgian Relations

Migration in Russia and Georgia Today This article offers an analysis of the importance of demography as a major influence on the development of ties between Russia and Georgia, a factor which effectively facilitated neighborly and mutually beneficial relations between the two countries more than two centuries ago. Today, demographic factors,...


Latin American Human Resources: Stagnation or Development

The Latin American Labor Panorama Demographically, Latin America is the world’s youngest region, and can therefore boast the largest population of working age. It is no coincidence the continent is flooded with investments, particularly from China. Labor issues are rightfully in the limelight, among them the portrait of the average Latin American worker, labor conditions, and economic sectors, youth issues, and migration flows. Latin America has, so far, experienced two powerful socio-demographic...


Americas's Demographic Challenges

... were viewed as assets to our labor force and society. Today, amid economic distress, unemployment and shrinking public coffers, immigrants are more likely to be viewed as a drain on resources and as competitors for jobs ." Components of Colored Demography Photo: Reuters / Finbarr O'Reilly Andrey Korobkov: Will the American Melting Pot Survive? In 2010, one half of newborn Americans were white, whereas the other half was made up of ethnic minorities. The demographic time bomb mechanism is clearly ...


Transnational Migration as an Issue of Political Theory

Russia is an immigration country I. At first glance, transnational migration appears unparalleled in scale. Whereas in 2000 there were 120 million people around the world residing outside countries of their birth, in 2003 the figure rose to 150 million, in 2005 – 180 million, and in 2009 – 214 million (1) .And keep in mind that these are just approximations. Reliable statistics are hard to come by since a considerable portion of transnational migration is always off-the-books (2)...


Compatriots: Back to the Homeland

... the Russian Federation “On Measures to Provide Assistance to Compatriots Abroad in Voluntary Resettlement to the Russian Federation, July 22, 2006. 12 . A. Vishnevsky, “Will Central Asians and Compatriots be able to Repair Russia’s Demography?” TsentrAzia, May 20 2009; V. Yelizarov and A. Vishnevsky, Interview for RIA Novosti, February 2010 13 . See, for example: K. Amelyushkun, “Who are you, Russian Compatriot?” Russkaya linia Portal, October2, 2008. 14 . Excerpts ...


The Demographically Uncertain Foreign Policy of Today’s China

Population Growth, Age, Gender Relations and Middle Class Given the dynamic rise of China’s economic and political might it is essential to consider the effect demographic factors might have on the country’s foreign policy. Could the demographics be a potential driving force for China’s expansion or a restraint to Beijing’s foreign policy ambitions? Answering this question may help us better understand the foreign policy motivations of the largest country in the world. The...


Ten billion people on earth in one hundred years

... the average marriage age (in developed countries: 30 or older), a significantly greater share of children born out of wedlock (in Russia in 2010 – every fourth child and every second in some countries) all combine to indicate the opposite. In demography these processes are called the second demographic transition . In many ways they result from the major expansion of marital, sexual and reproductive behavioral autonomy in modern society. What Will Happen to Fertility? Photo: ...


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