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Original scientific paper

Demographic Conditions in Croatia in the early 1990S

Dražen Živić ; Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb, Croatia

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In this contribution, on the basis of relevant statistical-demographic documentation, the author presents the basic, general and universal demographic processes in Croatia at the beginning of the 1990s. He focuses on the emergence and growth of depopulation trends in terms of population size, natural growth, migration and the aging of the population, taking into account age-gender characteristics of the population as well. The demographic losses incurred during the Homeland War only sped up and strengthened the overall process
of natural depopulation, as well as the regional polarization in the structure of settlement. Due to the reciprocal effect of a number of destabilizing determinants in the movement and development of population, in the early 1990s Croatia found itself on the threshold of a severe demographic crisis. In the following decade, ever greater proportions of serious demographic loss implied a number of long term and negative implications for demographic, social, economic and national development and progress of the Croatian state.


Croatia, Population, Depopulation, Demographic losses

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