Demographic forecasts in Riga, its surroundings and the interior of the Riga metropolis – Institute of Economics
Task of the science is to serve
people.

– Tolstoy –

Science is the captain, and
practice the soldiers.

– Leonardo da Vinci –

Frontiers of science are like the
horizon: the more we approach
it, the more it moves away.

– Boiste –

The fantasy is more important
than knowing.

– Albert Einstein –

Science – it means organized
knowledge.

– Spencer –

Freedom for the science the
same as the air for a living soul.

– Poincaré –

Research area of all sciences is
endless.

– Pascal –

System of science must be
looked at as the system of
nature: all in it is endless and
necessary.

– Cuvier –

Scientific plan without working
hypothesis is a skeleton without
living body.

– Hirschfeld-

The main research subject of
mankind is the human.

– Goethe –

All is important in science.

– Heine –

Books must be results of
sciences, but sciences not results
of books.

– Bacon –

Scientist is not the one, who
gives the right answers, but the
one, who asks the right
questions.

– Claude Lévi-Strauss –

The more we will seek for the
truth outside us, the more we
will move away of it. The more
we will be able to understand
who we are, the more the truth
will assert us in ourselves.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Before being dictated the nature
needs to be obeyed.

– Bacon –

A true scientist is not one who
has more acquired, but one who
has more understood.

– Leibniz –

Science – to know how the
being acts. To know the action
of the being.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Science is benefactor of
mankind.

– Berthelot –

The study “Demographic forecasts in Riga, its surroundings and the interior of the Riga metropolis” took place within the framework of the development of the Riga Development Program for 2021–2027. Before developing the new Riga Development Program for 2021–2027, it is important to prepare demographic forecasts of Riga, its surroundings and the interior of the Riga metropolis, as they are needed to plan the provision of housing, municipal services (eg kindergartens and schools), jobs, etc. tasks. The task of the research was to ensure that the settings and indicators to be included in the Riga Development Program for 2021–2027 would be based on the current and forecasted trends. As the previous study “Demographic Forecasts in Riga and Pieriga” was conducted in 2012, it was possible to use the latest demographic and migration trends in the latest study.

The aim of the study is to develop demographic forecasts in Riga, its surroundings and the interior of the Riga metropolis for 2030 and 2050, as well as to develop an understanding of the profile of potential residents in Riga in 2030 and 2050.

In order to achieve this goal, the following tasks were set:

  • to prepare variants of the demographic forecast (including by gender and age groups) in Riga, its surroundings and in the interior of the Riga metropolis;
  • to develop the active or target variant, if the set of all influencing factors would lead only to changes in all types of population movement promoting the recovery of the demographic situation.

As a result of the research, demographic forecasts were prepared in Riga, its surroundings and in the interior of the Riga metropolis for 2030 and 2050, including changes in the age and gender structure.