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Population quality of the Republic of Moldova. Geodemographic study

Author: Suvac Silvia
Degree:doctor of
Speciality: 11.00.02 - Economic, Social and Political Geography
Scientific adviser: Constantin Matei
doctor habilitat, professor, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova
Institution: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova


The thesis was presented on the 21 February, 2020
Approved by NCAA on the 31 July, 2020


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CZU 314(478)(043)

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208 pages


population quality, demography, health, culture, education, index


The thesis consists of: Introduction, 3 chapters, General conclusions, Bibliography with 98 titles, 164 base text pages, 33 tables, 32 figures and 33 annexes. The obtained results were published in 14 scientific papers.

Field of research: Economic and social geography.

The aim of the research: was the complex evaluation of the population quality level in the Republic of Moldova, in dynamic and territorialy. Objectives of the research: to elaborate the theoretical and methodological base of the population quality studying; to determine the place of ,,population quality” in the frame of human geography; to evaluate the changes of the population quality components: demography, health, education and culture, through calculating structural indexes of each components; to evaluate the population quality level in evolution and territorialy in the Republic of Moldova; the classification of territorial administrative units of the Republic of Moldova on the population quality category; to recommend ways of maintaince and increasing of the Republic of Moldova population quality level. Novelty and scientific originality: This study is unrepeatable in Republic of Moldova. It’s novelty and originality consists in the fact that such studies of population quality have not yet realised and the used methodology is a different one than of other foreign researches who did some population quality studies.

First of all, this study takes into account all the component categories of population quality: demography, health, education and culture. Most of other studies overlook the demographic component, which is of great importance, because it represents the base of the other three components development, mentioned above. This study used the statistic method in order to evaluate the population quality level, by applying of some formulas, which help to unify many indexes in a single one – the population quality index. This index represents the reference value of measuring the population quality level of Republic of Moldova.

The solved scientific problem: consists of the conceptual frame fundamentation of the term ,,population quality”, from scientifical and methodological points of view, which contributes to understanding and estimation of the concept role, in order to evaluate the Republic of Moldova population quality level. Application value of the work: The methodological and applicative base that was elaborated in this work, and constructive proposals for future evolution of the population quality could be used by administrative governing bodies in elaborating of socio-economic politics for near future and for perspective development of the state.

Implementing the results: The results of the work were used in study process of the Project for young researches ,,Geodemographical evaluation of the Republic of Moldova population quality”, unfolded during the period of time january 2015 – december 2016. Another direction of implementation is including some theoretical research results in preparing curriculum and teaching univeristy courses as: ,,Geodemography” and ,,Human Geography of Republic of Moldova”, at the Geography Faculty of the Tiraspol State University.