Early birth: analysing the situation in Russia

Ekaterina Ivanova, National Research University Higher School of Economics

The relevance of the work lies in the fact that early pregnancy adversely affects both health and a social status of the mother. However this does not mean that the government should always eradicate the problem of early births. Depending on developments in the country, Russian population behaves differently: during the 20th century there were periods of unexplained reducing of early fertility, as well as there were years of logical and necessary rise of young mothers. In the present paper I consider the phenomenon of early births by decade, starting in long-ago 1900 year and ending with the second Putin's rise to power. This research presents graphs with the dynamics of age-specific rates, fertility rates, changes in each separate age (15 to 19 years) and so forth. In addition, the ratio of early births, abortions and indicators of the behavior of population throughout the country is also clearly shown.

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Presented in Poster Session 1