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E.g., 08/16/2018

Country Resource - Armenia

Armenia

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  • Population......................................................................3,045,191 (July 2017 est.)
  • Population growth rate ..........................................................-0.21% (2017 est.)
  • Birth rate.......................................................12.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Death rate.................................................9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Net migration rate................................-5.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
  • Ethnic groups..........................................Armenian 98.1%, Yezidi (Kurd) 1.1%, other 0.7% (2011 est.)

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The Armenian diaspora, which significantly exceeds the country's resident population, has played an instrumental role in Armenia's political and economic development since independence in 1991. Yet a picture emerges of divergent currents within the diaspora, often seen from above as a unified entity. Delve into differences in engagement among Armenia's "old" and "new" diasporas with this feature article.

For many Armenians, working abroad and sending money home has become the main way of coping with poverty and limited job prospects. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan, Arkady Gevorkyan, and Karine Mashuryan examine recent labor migration flows, the growth in remittances, and concerns about the country's dependence on both.
Marat Kengerlinsky examines the role of international assistance in Azerbaijan, which is burdened with an enormous refugee population.