(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1986)

Document title

Regional population redistribution in the USSR: 1979-84

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This paper examines regional redistribution and population growth rate trends in the USSR from 1979 to 1984, and compares them to preceding intercensal trends for 1959-70 and 1970-79. Total and regional rates of population change for 1979-84 were generally lower than in preceding periods. The most pronounced regional shift continues to be toward rapidly growing Central Asia, which has surpassed the Center as the most populous Soviet region. However, Central Asia now has net out-migration, and the degree of shift to Central Asia was less than during 1970-79. After two decades of decline, the share of the Soviet population residing in Siberia increased between 1979 and 1984. Another notable development was the slowing of the rate of rural population decline, especially in the Non-Chernozem Zone of European USSR and in Siberia.


Article of periodic

published at : Soviet geography. Review and translations New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1986, vol. 27, no3 [pp. 158-182]

Bibliographic references : 24 réf.



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