The ethnic minorities of Estonia: changing size, location, and composition
Eurasian Geography and Economics, 44:2, 105–120 (2003)
Two European geographers survey the change in numbers, location, and composition of Estonia´s non-titular population utilizing census returns for the period 1934-2000. Much attention is devoted to an investigation of return migration of non-Estonians to other FSU republics in the 1990s. Also covered are changes in the spatial distribution of Estonia´s minorities and the dynamics of age structure as a result of its natural evolution, the sharp decline in fertility, and emigration of younger cohorts. Additionally, the authors also investigate trends in employment affecting the country´s principal ethnic minorities.
Keywords: Estonia, ethnic minorities