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Fertility Changes in Russian Regions in 2018: Key Tendencies

Konstantin I. Kazenin – Director of Center for Regional Studies and Urbanistic of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Philological Sciences (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aleksey I. Raksha – Advisor at the Section for Demographic Statistics of the Department for Statistics of Population and Medical Statistic, Federal Agency for State Statistics (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The paper deals with fertility in regions of Russia in 2018. The tendency common for Russian regions in that year was a decrease of fertility of 1st and 2nd children with a rise of fertility of 3rd and subsequent children. Fertility of 3rd and subsequent children was higher in regions with low level of incomes and employment. However, growth of this fertility parameter in the recent years was not concentrated in economically underdeveloped regions. Higher fertility in regions of the North Caucasus gets a separate treatment, which differs considerable from country-level patterns both in its level and age characteristics.

Key words: fertility, regions, Total Fertility Rate, employment, housing conditions.