Russia Facing Demographic Challenges
Demography, as much as economic and social progress, is a part of the concept of human development. Long life and health are the basis, which enable extension of human choice, creative life, material prosperity, access to high-quality education and full participation in society. Without them, many opportunities remain unavailable and many ambitions for a better life unattainable. The Report analyses the main aspects of the major demographic challenges and offers recommendations for social and economic reforms, which could help reduce mortality rates, improve the present birth rate, regulate and manage migration flows, and at the same time, alleviate adverse consequences of demographic trends, which cannot be adjusted in the nearest future.