• Evidence Based Policy - Macroeconomic Research Center

In today’s regional analysis, the trend of reducing the number of small towns and urban migration processes in major regional centers and the city of Minsk is very important. In previous years in Belarus, under the influence of administrative management methods, which characterize 1950-90s, cities were created artificially, which turned into mono-cities in the future. The correctness of the population distribution can be checked using the Zipf’s rule. The results of the analysis showed that the majority of the population of cities in the country do not correspond to the ideal distribution.

Iryna Rusak

 

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