Relations between the Social and Demographic Changes in the Republic of Macedonia: Case Study of the East Region
Jorde Jakimovski

The subject of this paper is an analysis of the demographic trends and social problems of the population in the Eastern region in the Republic of Macedonia. Apart from the positive movements of the total population of the region that characterized the region until 2002, there are significant differences in the demographic characteristics and processes within the region itself. While major urban centres note positive movements, depopulation and demographic aging affect many settlements. The findings of the abovementioned issues at an aggregate level are undoubtedly extremely important as the principal root for the formulation of the fundamental principles and goals of the social and population policy. However, this is not enough for the determination of the immediate measures of that policy due to the pronounced regional and local differences in addressing the social issues in question. With a detailed introduction to the situation and changes in this respect, and with the possible assessment of the tendencies in the future, a scientific basis for specific social action and involvement of the demographic and social development in the social purposes is created.

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