Latvia

Coping with Emigration in Baltic and East European Countries

 

 

This publication compiles the material developed and discussed at a conference on the economic impact of emigration jointly organised by the OECD and the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 17 December 2012.

 

  • Date of publication: 13 Dec 2013
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN: 9789264204928 (PDF) ; 9789264204911 (print)
  • DOI:10.1787/9789264204928-en

 

The Baltic countries have experienced sustained emigration over the past decade, contributing to population decline and a loss of working-age population. The impact of this emigration is felt strongly in the labour market, the general economy and in social developments. How can countries deal with the impact of high levels of emigration? How to attract back emigrants? How best to benefit from the financial, social and human capital developed abroad? The Baltic countries are not alone in addressing these challenges, and this volume brings together the recent experience of Poland and Romania, as well as a wide range of OECD countries, in developing new policies to cope with emigration.