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Russia - the last chance for European birthrates? [Video]

March 8th, 2017 - Fort Russ News -
by Inessa Sinchougova

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The first 45 countries, in terms of highest birth rates (out of a recognised 223) are located on the African continent. These are closely followed by Middle Eastern and Asian countries, with Europe, dwindling far behind (Monaco is in last place.) Some may say that slowing birth rates are beneficial for an over-populated world, however this is simply a picture of averages.

Generally speaking, countries with actual overpopulation are not seeing a slow down, and birthrates in European countries in particular are being propped up by migrant births. This has obvious repercussions on the future cultural make up and stability of former European nation-states.

Russia, having suffered a disasterous demographic situation in the 1990s and the early 2000s, has taken considerable steps to improve the situation - so much so, that it now claims the lowest infant mortality rate in Europe, and an almost-zero rate for women's deaths in childbirth.

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