On a Demographic Aspect of the Kosovo Crisis Cover Image

O демографском аспекту косовске кризе
On a Demographic Aspect of the Kosovo Crisis

Author(s): Mirjana Rašević
Subject(s): Demography and human biology, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: low birth rate in Serbia; high birth rate on Kosovo; Kosovo and Metohia
Summary/Abstract: This article examines different aspects of the crisis in Kosovo. The demographists often stress that a demographic factor of the crisis in Kosovo is underestimated or even neglected. Namely, most of the geographical areas of Serbia are characterized by the twofold tendencies with regards the reproduction of the population whereas because of the dominant influence of natality on the size and structure of the inhabitants joined with the low mortality, one can identify extreme differences in demographic development between the different regions. Low birth rate, considerably high number of intentional abortions, open depopulation and an intensive aging of the population are the most typical demographical features of the Central Serbia and Vojvodina. On the contrary to this, delayed and slow transition of the fertility and its consequences are the main characteristic of the demographic development of Kosovo and Metohija. At the same time, one can identify clearly different reproductive patterns of the members of a different ethnic group in Kosovo and Metohia.

  • Page Range: 53-73
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Serbian