(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

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Demographic problems of the peripheral regions in Bulgaria case study area - the northwestern planning region

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The Northwestern planning region is a typical example of a peripheral area whose unfavourable geographical location has for a long time predetermined the poor growth of its economic potential. The peripheral position strongly restricts the possibilities for a better education, for carrying out investigations, for making innovations and developing technologies or for stimulating the competitive power. The main problem of the peripheral is depopulation. During the period 1946-2002 the population in NW region decreased by 23,5 %. The population aging is another acute demographic problem - the population over 60 years of age constitutes 29,8 %. The demographic problems are high level at the regressive population reproduction and the negative migration. The peripheral location causes a lower educational level of the population. - (BJ)


Article of periodic

published at : Europa XXI / ISSN 1429-7132

Editor : POLOGNE

Millesime : 2006, no15 [pp. 213-219]

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