Rising birth rate, tumbling death rate and immigration drives population rebound
In a confusing, chaotic world, there are at least a few certainties we can cling to. One is that Russia’s population and labour force is in terminal decline, undermined by a low birth rate and a chronically high mortality rate.HT: FT Alphaville's Matthew Klein:
Like many widely held beliefs, however, the popular view of Russia’s demographics may bear little resemblance to the truth.
“Despite the widely held view of the 1990s the Russia was a ‘dying nation’, to relatively little fanfare the past decade has seen significant improvement across a broad range of indicators [including] large increases in fertility and even more substantial decreases in mortality,” says Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro Advisory, a Moscow-based consultancy.
“An assumption of Russia’s deteriorating demographics is often cited as a fundamental problem for the country. A closer look at the trends shows the situation to be improving, and previous assumptions of doom to be wrong.”...MUCH MORE
There has been a remarkable turnaround in Russia's demographics recently https://t.co/DLzjxQIYX4 pic.twitter.com/Y6XANrFOWP— Matthew C. Klein (@M_C_Klein) November 3, 2016