In 2017, the birth rate in Russia fell by 10.7% compared with 2016. This is evidenced by the data of Rosstat.
Over the past year, 1,690,000 children were born in the country, while in 2016 the number of newborns was 1,893,000. This is the lowest figure in the last 10 years. Only in 2007, there were fewer infants born — 1,610,000.
In some regions, the decline in the birth rate fluctuates around 15%, while in the Nenets Autonomous District it was 16.5%. Only the indicators of the Chechen Republic remained unchanged.
We at uznayvse.ru have already talked about some measures that the government is taking to increase the population.So, in January 2018, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev promised government support to large families who took a mortgage.
Earlier, in November 2017, President Vladimir Putin announced the introduction of monthly payments to needy families, in which after January 1, 2018 the first child will appear. Until the firstborn is 18 months old, parents will receive an average of 10.5 thousand rubles every month.
However, the family can only rely on assistance if the income per person does not exceed 1.5 times the regional subsistence minimum. The lowest cost of living for 2018 is observed in the Republic of Mordovia - 8280 rubles. per capita. The highest is in the Nenets Autonomous District (21049 rubles).
Also in the country still operates the program of maternity capital. Its size in 2018 will remain unchanged and will amount to 453 thousand rubles. However, from this year this amount is allowed to use for the first payment for the mortgage.