For the first time in a very long time, in 2012, the birth rate in Russia has exceeded the birth rate in the United States.
But more recently, the U.S. overtook Russia for this indicator is 75%, writes Forbes columnist Mark Adomanis.
According to Rosstat, in Russia in 2008, the birth rate has increased by 10%. At the same time, according to the U.S. Department of zdravoohreneniya in the States it has fallen by 9%. At first glance, it may seem strange, writes Adomanis. But though the Russian economy and affected by the financial crisis, the labor market quickly recovered. The unemployment rate and the average real wage in Russia are now at historically good performance. In the U.S., on the contrary do not increase wages, and unemployment has become a steady trend. It is a painful condition of the economy has a negative impact on fertility.
Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin does not have a direct relationship to it. It is known that the birth rate is independent of government intervention. Many may say that the birth rate in Russia has grown exclusively through a program of maternity capital, but in reality it is required to change the demographic and economic factors. So do not defend Putin and blame Obama, says columnist Forbes.
But after 4-5 years the situation will change, the author of the article. Now menacme enters the generation born in the 90s, and it is far less plentiful than the generation of the 80s.
However, in any case, the current rise in the birth rate proves that Russia — not a dying nation, but simply facing demographic challenges as any developed country. And the fact that "in the U.S., the number of whites is now declining," is to get Americans to give up many of the stereotypes about Russians and more honestly discuss population issues, finds Mark Adomanis.