E.g., 12/03/2016
E.g., 12/03/2016

Country Resource - Moldova

Moldova

MD
  • Population.............................................................................3,510,485 (July 2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate ..............................................................-1.04% (2016 est.)
  • Birth rate....................................................11.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Death rate..................................................12.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Net migration rate.................................-9.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Ethnic groups*.........Moldovan 75.8%, Ukrainian 8.4%, Russian 5.9%, Gagauz 4.4%, Romanian 2.2%, Bulgarian 1.9%, other 1%, unspecified 0.4% (2004 est.)

* internal disputes with ethnic Slavs in the Transnistrian region.

Moldova is a small country facing huge emigration spurred mainly by economic hardships, according to Michael Jandl.

Recent Activity

In Moldova, 100,000 children have been left behind by migrant parents; in Ukraine, there are 200,000 such children. The scale of labor migration and impact of remittances on both economies have prompted Moldova and Ukraine to work with the European Union and international organizations to develop policies addressing the welfare of left-behind children. This article examines research on the effects of parental migration on children and the policy environment.
Moldova is a small country facing huge emigration spurred mainly by economic hardships, according to Michael Jandl.