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Falling birth rates - a matter of concern in Russia


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President Vladimir Putin announced a series of plans to increase Russia's birth rate.

Plans to bring the average birth rate of under 1.5 per woman to 1.7 within four years.

Couples are reluctant to raise children as they are afraid of financial uncertainty.

Government even provides maternity capital payment.

Plans to pay welfare benefits for children aged three to seven in low-income families.

Free school meals will be provided for the first four years of school.

Can money correct the falling birth rates?

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Expert in Demographics at National Research University Higher School of Economics, Institute of Demography


Professor and expert in demographics in Russia