The Exodus of Eastern and Central Europeans

Throughout history, the many populations of the world have moved about for a variety of reasons. Whether that is actual immigration or emigration depends on the circumstances. For a long time, Europe has been the epicenter of immigration and emigration. Since the beginning of the Cold War, the ex-Soviet states have never honestly been on the same level economically with their Western European counterparts. Economic desolation is more than likely the main reason why so many leave in the first place and along with that, the looming threat of aging populations in Europe is pushing governments to come up with ways of bringing back their youngest and brightest.

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab