Population Policy and Demographics Revitalization in The Republic of Croatia – Financial Aspect
Population policy means a set of measures and actions by which a public authority explicitly or implicitly affects
demographic processes (mortality, fertility, and migration). In population policies of any kind, there are implementation
challenges, but also the question of their effectiveness. There is no consensus among demographic experts on whether and
how public authorities should intervene and try to influence all demographic processes, or whether they should let things go
naturally and for self-regulatory forces to do their job. While almost everyone thinks that intervention to reduce mortality is
welcome, the consensus is much smaller when it comes to acting on the other two demographic processes, fertility and
migration. In Croatia, this consensus is much higher. Demographic revitalization is a fairly popular term in Croatian public
discourse, at least in the last few years. This paper aims to investigate population measures from the financial aspect
implemented by the Republic of Croatia for the demographic revitalization of the population that directly relate to the
establishment and expansion of the family.
Keywords - Population Policy, Demographic Revitalization, Republic of Croatia, Financial Aspect.