Geografie 1999, 104, 89-105

Internal Migration and Regional Population Dynamics - Czech Republic in the Context of European Trends

Marek Kupiszewski1, Dušan Drbohlav2, Philip Rees3, Helen Durham3

1Institut geografie a prostorového plánování polské akademie věd, Poland
2Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia
3School of Geography, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

This paper is a shortened version of the publication "Czech Case Study: Internal Migration and Regional Population Dynamics in Europe" that originated as part of a comparative research carried out in ten European countries under the umbrella of the Council of Europe in between 1995 and 1998. It concentrates on analysis of internal migration movements (by Czech districts in 1984 and 1994/1995) and on the migratory behaviour by different age groups (in different life course stages). Furthermore, the paper is focused on the relationships between migration on one side and the following independent variables on the other side: urbanisation rate, population density, functional classification, and unemployment.