Toward discussion on the health aspects of demographic policy

The main aspects of this work were presented by the author acting as moderator at the Matica hrvatska professional-scientifi c conference entitled Demographic and Health Aspects of the Croatian Educational System, held in 2004. As demographic trends failed toimprove over time, the author organized another round table discussion on the topic at the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences.As round table discussion moderator, the author focused it on the child needs and interest. The child should be viewed as the highestvalue within the family and the community as a whole, yet paying due attention to the impact of socioeconomic factors on demographic patterns. Consequently, some dilemmas, as well as motivating syntagmas were emphasised as specifi c issues, as follows:
• Introduction
• Croatia for children
• National population policy
• Proposed population policy measures in Croatia
• Child as the highest social value
• Missed past but not presence
• Children are our future that begins with them today
• Child-friendly cities and communities
• Epilogue
Category: Review
Volume: Vol. 64, No 2, april - june 2020
Authors: Josip Grgurić
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2020;64:51-5

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