Total population = 1,859,203

Population growth (annual %): 0.93%

Infant mortality rate: 35 to 49 per 1,000 live births

Gross national income per capita: $3,890

Adult literacy rate (age 15 and over can read and write):

Total population: 91.9%

Male: 96.6%

Female: 87.5%

Life expectancy at birth:

Total population: 70

Male: 68

Female: 72

Kosovo has one of the highest emigration rates in Southeastern Europe, with one of every four households having at least one member living outside of the country (World Bank, 2010). Traditionally migrants from Kosovo have gone to Germany and Switzerland. Recently, more migrants are heading to other destinations in Europe, especially Italy (UNDP, 2010). Economic migrants, migrants who leave for employment, comprise 43% of all migrants from Kosovo.


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Trading Economics. (2014). Kosovo economic indicators.  Retrieved from http://www.tradingeconomics.com/kosovo

World Bank. (2014). Data by country, Kosovo. Retrieved from http://data.worldbank.org/country/kosovo

World Bank. (2011). Migration and economic development in Kosovo. Retrieved from http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTKOSOVO/Resources/Migration_and_Economic_Development_in_Kosovo_WB_report.pdf

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