BALTIC TRIPLETS? OUT-MIGRATION MIGRATION AND RESPONSES TO CRISIS

Aija Lulle

Abstract


This article addresses intersections of migration and economic development as one of the most topical contemporary challenges inthe Baltic states. It uses empirical approach to compare governmental responses to recent economic crisis starting in 2008. Articleanalyses, how these responses were reflected in statistics revealing socio economic dynamics within years of crisis and beyond.Methods of comparing statistical and analysing secondary data are applied. All three states have similar future challenges of agingand declining population and see return migration as one of possible solutions to address this challenge. However, the processesin Estonia provide a better ground for its government to claim that the country makes effort to ensure more stable development.Also, the results demonstrate that Estonia displays more different trends, while Lithuania and Latvia are closer to each other in outmigrationtrends.

KEYWORDS: Baltic states, migration, crisis, development.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/rfds.v11i3.616


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