APA 6th Edition Friganović, M.A. (2001). O demografskoj problematici hrvatskih otoka na Jadranu. Sociologija i prostor, 39 (1/4 (151/154)), 37-60. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/100235
MLA 8th Edition Friganović, Mladen Ante. "O demografskoj problematici hrvatskih otoka na Jadranu." Sociologija i prostor, vol. 39, br. 1/4 (151/154), 2001, str. 37-60. https://hrcak.srce.hr/100235. Citirano 22.09.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition Friganović, Mladen Ante. "O demografskoj problematici hrvatskih otoka na Jadranu." Sociologija i prostor 39, br. 1/4 (151/154) (2001): 37-60. https://hrcak.srce.hr/100235
Harvard Friganović, M.A. (2001). 'O demografskoj problematici hrvatskih otoka na Jadranu', Sociologija i prostor, 39(1/4 (151/154)), str. 37-60. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/100235 (Datum pristupa: 22.09.2021.)
Vancouver Friganović MA. O demografskoj problematici hrvatskih otoka na Jadranu. Sociologija i prostor [Internet]. 2001 [pristupljeno 22.09.2021.];39(1/4 (151/154)):37-60. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/100235
IEEE M.A. Friganović, "O demografskoj problematici hrvatskih otoka na Jadranu", Sociologija i prostor, vol.39, br. 1/4 (151/154), str. 37-60, 2001. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/100235. [Citirano: 22.09.2021.]
Sažetak In this paper the author has comprehensively elaborated demographic problems of Croatian
Adriatic islands, and this with a panicular scientific refinement and human sensibility:
the author is the only living Croatian demographer who has visited each populated Croatian
island in the Adriatic sea.
The Croatian islands in the Adriatic have been the emigration area from the end of the
19th century to our days. When establishing this fact we must emphasize the small islands
being the scene of strongest emigration. In order to compare: from 1850 to 1990 the world
population increased by four and a half times; the population of Europe more than doubled;
the population of Croatia doubled, while the Croatian Islands population decreased
by about ten percent. From 1880 to 1990 these Islands population decreased thirty per
cent (big and small islands differed and differ greatly among themselves concerning the
The respective differences were even greater in more recent period (namely between 1961
and 1991) and the features concerned have been continued up to present time, being negative
in total population, in natural movement of population and in migration balance.
Analysing 44 populated islands in the period 1961-1991, we established the fact that 84%
of them are exodus islands (a part of population emigrated) and on even 75% of islands,
population is dying out (the total number of population decreased, more deaths than
births, more emigrated than immigrated). As the consequence, the population has grown
vety aged (ratio between the people aged 0-19 and the people aged 60 and more is 1:1).
Such a ratio is extremely bad and it makes impossible a regeneration "in situ", without
some demographic and economic "injections" from outside. The reflection of the mentioned
long-lasting demographic process is evident in deserted agrarian landscapes and in
semi-empty settlements in a majority of islands.