Rus News Journal

In 50 years the population of Estonia will be reduced to one sixth

In 50 years the population of Estonia will be reduced to one sixth, results of research,   bear; published by firm Eurostat. According to demographers, even this forecast can appear too optimistical.

Estonia, as well as the European Union as a whole, reduction of quantity of inhabitants and population ageing expects. If in   whole   on EU   till 2015 birth rate   will grow still Estonia does not have on it hope - reduction of inhabitants of Estonia, begun in 1991, by 2060 will reach an indicator which will be more low on 15 %, informs   an information portal novosti. err. ee.

Demographer Kalo Laas considers this forecast   with the optimistical. unfortunately, according to our present forecasts, it is very difficult to foretell, what can be emigration from Estonia the next years. Even now we cannot tell, how much young men live abroad and how much from them remain there, and how much will come back home - tells Laas.

One of the reasons of reduction of the population   Estonia Laas considers disappearance of family values, and also   growth   numbers   divorces.

Now in Estonia live 1,3 million persons.