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Geographical Starting Points the Analysis of Current Rural Problems in Montenegro: A Case Study of the Rural Settlement of Gnjili Potok

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The paper examines a number of socio-economic and geographical factors of rural settlement Gnjili Potok. Isolated traffic and geographical position adversely affects the economic and social development of the settlement. Natural characteristics of the area indicate that the rural economy of the village is not in compliance with all the existing natural conditions. Incompatibility between the existing natural conditions and contemporary rural economy is determined by the overall socio-economic development factors. The percentage reduction in population in the settlement period 1948 to 2009, amounted to - 75.1 %. The main characteristic of the modern development of the settlement provide processes of industrialization and urbanization. Age groups, due to migration and the reduction of fertility change and take on unfavorable characteristics, reduces the proportion of younger and older increases the proportion of the population. In both cases, the disturbed age structure has a reverse effect on the movement of the population (the size of reproductive contingent), but also to all other structures of the population (the size of contingent employment, population, compulsory school contingent, contingent dependent population ratio). The paper, in the end, given the potential and limitations of socio-economic development of the settlement as well as the survey results, and the analysis focuses on whether the respondents and their perceptions of the quality of living conditions in the village.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 20)
G. Rajović and J. Bulatović, "Geographical Starting Points the Analysis of Current Rural Problems in Montenegro: A Case Study of the Rural Settlement of Gnjili Potok", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 20, pp. 81-99, 2014
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