E.g., 07/03/2015
E.g., 07/03/2015

Country Resource - Moldova

Moldova

MD
  • Population.............................................................................3,583,288 (July 2014 est.)
  • Population growth rate ..............................................................-1.02% (2014 est.)
  • Birth rate....................................................12.21 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Death rate..................................................12.6 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Net migration rate.................................-9.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 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%

* internal disputes with ethnic Slavs in the Transnistrian region (2004 est.)

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.