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Georgia’s Shrinking Population

“Georgians would have half a child if there was such a possibility”. Armenian Bishop Vazgen in Kita Buachidze’s Black Book   According to the population projections of the United Nations (constant fertility scenario), by the end of this century the Georgian people will count only 2.8 million. In 2013, Georgia has been among only 19 countries in the world with a population that decreased year on year. An aggravating factor is the sex ratio of babies, which in Georgia is heavily skewed towards males. While globally about 107 boys are born per 100 girl...
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Eric Livny
Having read this article, I am utterly confused. Should Georgia be worried about having not enough or too many children? (and how... Read More
Monday, 21 September 2015 3:03 PM
Guest — Adam
Most of the population decrease in Georgia is due to migration. The Georgian economy does not provide many opportunities for worke... Read More
Monday, 21 September 2015 4:04 PM
Nino Doghonadze
Eric, you are asking difficult questions but I will try to answer below:"Should Georgia be worried about having not enough or too ... Read More
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 8:08 AM
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