Latvia’s youth in a disappearing trend

  • 2011-08-10
  • From wire reports
RIGA - Last year, 19,200 births were registered in Latvia, the Central Statistical Bureau announced in July, reports This is Latvia’s second lowest birthrate since 1998 when 18,400 births were registered.At a time when the mortality rate still exceeds the birthrate and net migration is negative, this causes unfavorable trends in the age structure of Latvia’s population, and, similarly to Europe, in Latvia, the aging of the population continues, notes the Statistical Bureau.Since 2000, the number of children and teenagers (aged 0 - 14 years) has decreased by...
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