October 19, 2017
Aleksandra Lukina’s lecture, “Russia’s Demographic Trends,” focused on trends, including birth and death rates, international migration, and forecasts of Russia’s age-sex structure. Lukina used statistical data to study fertility rate dynamics and the effects of several pro-family programs. Dynamics of mortality rates and life expectancy at birth were briefly analyzed as well. The talk also examined different aspects of international migration processes, such as migration control measures, migrant transfers (remittances), and “brain drain”. Various population forecasts, including the Federal State Statistics Service forecasts and Lukina’s own forecast, were analyzed and compared. Lukina also briefly address possible reasons for Russia’s population decline.
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