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Population Decline in Russia Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Population Decline in Russia
  • 2. History
    • In 1992, deaths exceeded births
    • Largest peacetime death rate in Russia’s history
  • 3. Causes of Decline
    • Population decline is at a critical level due to the following factors:
    • Abortions
    • Decreasing Fertility
    • Poverty – Life Expectancy
    • World Wars I & II
    • Alcohol Consumption
  • 4. Abortion Statistics
    • 225 abortions for every 100 births
    • Free at most clinics
    • Often performed without proper hygiene or anesthesia
    • Frequently leaves women unable to have children in the future
  • 5. Fertility Rates
    • In 1920 the average woman was expected to have 7.5 children, now that number has fallen to 1.4
    • Same trend as Western countries
  • 6. Alcohol Consumption
    • According to WHO (World Health Organization), 8 liters per year of alcohol is the limit before serious health problems occur
    • The average Russian consumes 14-15 liters per year
  • 7. Solutions
    • Perform abortions in cleaner facilities to leave women able to have children later
    • Alcoholism rehabilitation clinics to help alcoholics (eg. No to Alcohol and Narcotics [NAN])
    • Create middle class
  • 8. The
    • End