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In what kind of families are children born?

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Kadri Raid, Alis Tammur
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 4/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 9)

This article gives an overview of the results of the data mininga project “In what kind of families are children born?” commissioned by the Ministry of Finance.

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Family formation ‒ from traditional model to multiplicity of choices

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Kadri Raid
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 4)

In the last decades, many family researchers have been fascinated by the changes that have taken place in families. Earlier, a rather similar model was followed to build a family: people got married, had children and stayed married. Today, family life is characterised by an abundance of options as regards planning family events as well as deciding their order of priority, which, in turn, has changed the way families are formed.

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Positive immigration in Estonia for the third consecutive year

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Alis Tammur
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 12)

Estonian population is on the rise. Net external migration has been positive already for three years, and in two of these years, immigration has compensated for the negative natural increase – also population has increased. At the same time, the number of births has not changed significantly, and the number of children per woman is still substantially lower than the replacement level. Ageing continues to be an important process shaping the population.

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Narva and other cities on the eastern border of the European Union

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Mihkel Servinski, Marika Kivilaid
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 1/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 56)

The survey of European cities provides a great opportunity to compare cities in different European regions. Without the survey, this opportunity would hardly exist. Three Estonian cities participate in the City Statistics survey: Tallinn, Tartu and Narva. In this article, Narva is compared to four cities of a similar size on the eastern border of the European Union.

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Population

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Minifacts about Estonia 2017 (p. 10)

On 1 January 2017, the population of Estonia was 1.32 million, which makes us the fourth smallest country in the European Union after Malta, Luxembourg and Cyprus. The population of Estonia accounts for 0.26% of the total EU population.

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Population

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Alis Tammur
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 42)

In order to understand what is happening in demography, it is important to look at both the population structure (its distribution by sex and age) and the changes taking place: births, deaths and migration. These two sides are interconnected. For example, if the number of women in fertile age decreases in the population, the number of births drops. This article provides an overview of the current demographic situation in Estonia and changes that have occurred in recent years.

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Population

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Alis Tammur, Helerin Äär, Koit Meres
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2016. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 55)

On 1 January 2016, the population of Estonia was estimated at 1,315,944. Compared to 2015, this was 2,673 persons fewer. In 2015, natural increase was negative, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of births by 1,336. In external migration, immigration exceeded emigration by 2,410 persons. A part of the population increase (1,599) was due to the adoption of a new methodology, which revealed that there are more people living in Estonia than previously thought. The natural increase of Estonians was positive in 2008–2012, but since 2013 this indicator has been negative as well. In 2015, 80 more Estonians died than were born. Among counties, Harju and Tartu counties experienced population growth as a result of migration and positive natural increase. Both the net migration and natural increase were positive in these counties. The number of inhabitants grew the most in Tallinn. In absolute terms, the number of inhabitants dropped the most in Ida-Viru county (by 2,145), while the biggest percentage decline was recorded in Põlva, Valga and Hiiu counties (–1.5...–1.7%). In most counties, population decreased mainly due to migration. Pärnu and Viru counties were the only ones where the population decline due to migration was slightly smaller than the decline resulting from the difference between the number of births and deaths.

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Population

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Minifacts about Estonia 2016 (p. 6)

As at 1 January 2015, the population of Estonia was 1.3 million, which makes us the fourth smallest country in the European Union (EU) after Malta, Luxembourg and Cyprus. The population of Estonia accounts for 0.26% of the total EU population.

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Suburbanisation and identity: macro- and micro-level factors on the case of Viimsi rural municipality

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Rivo Noorkõiv and Bianka Plüschke-Altof
– Eesti piirkondlik areng. 2015. Regional Development in Estonia (p. 201)

The importance of urban areas in the development of Estonia has increased significantly since the 1990s and cities are increasingly viewed as the driving force of regional development and the main development nodes in global networks. This is mainly explained by macro-level socio-economical changes that started at the end of the socialist era. However, these changes do not fully explain the increased importance of urban areas.

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Will there be a new polarisation reversal in Estonia?

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Garri Raagmaa
– Eesti piirkondlik areng. 2015. Regional Development in Estonia (p. 76)

The purpose of the article is to discuss the possibility of a new urban-rural polarisation reversal in Estonia, as well as its prerequisites and consequences, based on significant new tendencies in the world and Europe. The rapid metropolisation in the last couple of decades, i.e. population convergence in metropolitan areas in Estonia and elsewhere in the world (megalopolises have grown particularly quickly in Asia and developing countries), has created an impression of an irreversible process.

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