On Implications of the Demographic Transition in Moldova and on the Existing Windows of Opportunity

Publishing date: Friday, 27 January 2012
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Economic Commentary, no. 133

Republic of Moldova goes through an unprecedented process of demographic transition that manifests by diminishing number of population in parallel with population’s ‘graying’ and reduction in economically active people. The worsening of the age-structure is expected to further aggravate in the next 10 years, with wide social effects. In this short analysis, we look at how forthcoming demographic changes will model Moldovan economic and social systems. We look at the main risks these changes will bring and try to identify which ‘windows of opportunity’ remain open and for how long in order to avoid a demographic collapse.

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