France-Ukraine: Demographic Twins Separated by History


France Meslé, Gilles Pison, Jacques Vallin

Population and Societies

N°413, June 2005, n° ISSN 0184 77 83

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France and Ukraine would appear to be very far apart in terms of economics and history. Yet their demographic profiles were very similar for more than fifty years. France Meslé, Gilles Pison and Jacques Vallin investigate the long-term trends at work and tell us how that chance resemblance has given way to profound differences.
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France-Ukraine: Demographic Twins Separated by History

  • Different initial potentials
  • Life expectancy convergence and divergence
  • Dissimilar fertility trends
  • Reversed migrationpatterns in Ukraine
  • Towards a rebound?