Armenia: Can the Government Reverse Demographic Decline?

A lone girl sits in a classroom of a renovated school in Armenia. This South Caucasus country’s population continues to decline due to sub-replacement fertility, high sex-selective abortion rate and massive out-migration. (Photo: Flore de Préneuf/World Bank)

Armenia’s government is pursuing an ambitious goal of increasing the country’s population by a third over the next two decades.

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Joshua Kucera is the Turkey/Caucasus editor at EurasiaNet.org, and author of The Bug Pit. He is based in Istanbul.

Armenia: Can the Government Reverse Demographic Decline?

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