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1

BR

10 per 1000

2

Fertility rate

1.3 - below replacement level

3

DR

16 per 1000 (world average 9)

4

Natural decrease

6 per 1000 = decline

5

5 factors reducing fertility rates

- Emigration - brain drain of young people due to poor economy
- Low % couples child bearing age
- Doubts about health services, education and food
- collapse of communism = economic hardship and low incomes = put off / have fewer children
- Lots of abortions - trend carried on from Soviet Era

6

How many abortions in 2004?

1.6 million

7

2 aspects of policy

- Governor of Ulyanovsk region gives prizes for babies born on national sex day 12th June

- Women get $9000 for 2nd / 3rd child = pay for education / house

8

How has the policy been successful?

Regions BR risen by 4.5% in 2007

9

Date

2007