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Russia Pro-Natalist Policies

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Kathrina Dabdoub

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Transcript of Russia Pro-Natalist Policies

Russia's
Pro-Natalist
Policy Pre-Policy Demographics Policies Results Sources * In 2000 deaths outnumbered births by 958,500.

* In 2000, the crude natural increase was at a low, at -6.6 per 1,000.

* In 2000, the TFR was 1.195 children per woman.

* Between 1989 and 1999 the TFR fell from replacement levels to around 1.1. * "Day of Conception" - on September 12th, citizens are relieved of work and are encouraged to use their afternoons to copulate. If a child is born on June 12th, the couple will receive cars, TVs and other prizes.

* In 2006, Putin initiated a plan which:
offered 250,000 Russian Rubles (approx. US$9,200) to women who give birth to a second/third child, which could be used for domestic or educational purposes.
offered increased child benefits and a longer maternity leave for women.
dubbed women with large families "Hero Mothers" and gave such women medals and gifts.
gave women 40% of what they previously earned if they gave up work to have kids.

* Another plan offered an all-expense-paid summer camp for young adults, complete with private tents and no condoms. * Birthrates rose by 4.5% in the year following the initiation of "Day of Conception"

* In 2007, births increased from 1,479,600 (in the previous year) to 1,610,000 and has continuously been rising since.

* In 2010, the fertility rate was 1.54, compared to a low of 1.2 in 2000.

* In the January-May period of 2012, the birth rate increased by 7.2% BBC. Russian 'sex day' to boost births. BBC. 12 September 2007. Web. 28 October 2012. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6990802.stm/>.

Gross, Daniel. Children for Sale. Slate. 24 May 2006. Web. 28 October 2012. <http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2006/05/children_for_sale.html/>

Adomanis, Mark. Russia's Demographics Continue to Rapidly Improve. Forbes. 28 June 2012. Web. 28 October 2012. <http://www.forbes.com/sites/markadomanis/2012/06/28/russias-demographics-continue-to-rapidly-improve/>

Why did Russia institute these Policies? * Few younger people to pay taxes (which fun pensions, health care systems, education systems and other developmental plans)

* The population was falling by 700,000 each year.

* The low population was threatening Russia's economic growth. by: Kathrina Dabdoub
& Alysia Francis
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