United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation

Demographic Policy in Russia: from Reflection to Action

On 28 April 2008, the United Nations in the Russian Federation and the Center of Strategic Research present the UN in Russia joint publication Demographic Policy in Russia: from Reflection to Action prepared by a group of independent national experts. The Report is based on a wide range of statistical and empirical data describing - in a concise and clear form - general trends of demographic situation development in Russia as well as basic properties and causes of the demographic crisis and its negative consequences for the country. Importantly, it shows how demographic policy is linked to broader social policy and demonstrates the deleterious consequences of leaving demographics unaddressed in social policy as well as identifies some concrete tasks for different levels of implementation of demographic policy (federal, regional, and local). The Report is intended for use by decision-makers, officials and administrative personnel at the federal and regional levels, researchers, students and general public.

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