Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 15, 2011 14:22:08 GMT -5
Birth rate falls still further in Poland.
TheNews.pl 15.09.2011 09:19
Poland's birth rate continues to drop, with 16,000 less babies born in the first half of 2011 than in the same period last year.
2010 was itself a negative year demographically, with some 413,300 babies born, as against 419,400 in 2009.
Statisticians have also pointed out that for the first time in six years, Poland's death rate has now outstripped the birth rate.
In the first half of 2011, 192,200 children were born in Poland, while some 194,200 Polish citizens died.
The figures were compiled by Poland's Central Statistical Office (GUS), causing some concern among academics.
Agnieszka Chlon-Dominiczak, from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), suggested to the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna newspaper that the falling birth rate was related to the financial crisis.
“This year's decline in the number of births may be due to the anticipated deterioration in the labour market and the turmoil in the economy,” she said.
The academic believes that matters are unlikely to improve in the near future.
Local governments are struggling to maintain kindergartens through lack of finance from the state. Noting that the parents often have to pay additional fees, the daily cites this as a further financial factor in the falling birth rate. (nh/pg)
Post by TsarSamuil on Oct 23, 2011 20:11:12 GMT -5
Russia parliament adopts law restricting abortions.
(AP) – 2 days ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament adopted a law Friday limiting abortions but rejected even tougher restrictions backed by the country's conservative Orthodox Church.
Health officials say Russia's abortion rates are among the world's highest, contributing to a fertility rate of only 1.4 children per woman — far below the 2.1 needed to maintain the existing population. The country's birth rate has become a serious concern for Russia as it fights to stem a steep population decline.
The Health Ministry says more than a million pregnancies are terminated in Russia annually, although abortion critics say the statistics don't include private clinics and the real number amounts to six million a year.
The law passed Friday limits abortions to 12 weeks of pregnancy, except for women who say they can't afford a child, who may have an abortion up to 22 weeks. The law also stipulates a mandatory waiting period of two to seven days before the procedure to allow a woman to reconsider her decision.
The law does not include restrictions proposed by the Russian Orthodox Church, such as a requiring a husband's consent for married women, parents' consent for teenage girls or for a doctor's right to refuse an abortion.
During the Soviet era, abortion laws were liberal and unrestricted abortions became virtually the only effective method of family planning, as condoms were unreliable and seldom used.
The abortion debate in Russia has not become as divisive and heated as the abortion debate in the United States, but the effort to restrict them has strong backing from the Russian Orthodox Church, which has sought a more muscular role in society.
Russia's population, now at 143 million, has shrunk by 5.7 million since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, a plunge blamed on rampant alcoholism, bad diets and lack of exercise.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jan 22, 2012 12:19:20 GMT -5
Putin says Russia's population up for first time in two decades.
MOSCOW, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Russia's population grew in 2011, the first rise in nearly two decades, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday.
Speaking during a government meeting, he said the population increased by 160,000 to exceed 143 million people.
Average life expectancy also rose, by 1.5 years to 70.3 years, he said.
"In 2011, the birthrate reached nearly 1.794 million while mortality dropped by 5.6 percent. This is the best figure for 19 years," Putin was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying.
However, he said the population increase had been reached due to migration rather than natural growth and admitted the ageing demographic remained one of the country's most acute problems.
The government has introduced several national programs to reverse the decline in the country's population. They include the so-called "mother's capital" and "birth certificates", intended to economically stimulate Russian families to have more children.
Russia's birthrate peaked in 1985. The persistent decline of the country's population has been underway since 1991.
Post by kosmopolak on Jan 23, 2012 16:44:22 GMT -5
Hopefully, the populations of all the Slavic peoples will rise. We are underpopulated in relation to Germany. The Czech Republic has 130/km2, Poland 124/km2, Slovakia 111/km2, Serbia 97/km2, Slovenia 95/km2, Croatia and BiH 78/km2, Bulgaria 69/km2, Belarus 50/km2, Crnogora 48/km2. Russia 8,4/km2.. Kosovo has 220/km2, less than Germany (233) and the UK (244), but more than Slavic people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_and_population_of_European_countries
The worse thing is for more wars to destroy our populations, as if we are not destroyed enough. Anyways, the worse thing is that we are killing ourselves off. Somehow, the emigration needs to be stopped. Poland has lost almost 1,5 millions in the last 10 years, from 38,2 to 36,8 million. Serbia without Kosov has lost 600.000 inhabitants since 1981. Bulgaria has lost almost 600.000 citizens since 1985. Another thing is how to get Slavic populations back to their native countries. There is no need for a diaspora, which devaluates our work in Slavic countries. Our governments could push to make our currencies stronger, but if we do not have the spirit and morality to have families, we will die out. (On the ground, in Poland, family situations are strained. People are more and more violent, the lack of children is truly destructive. I hope that it is better in other countries)
Post by TsarSamuil on Jan 23, 2012 17:18:53 GMT -5
I wonder how bad economies in the west will change things. Ours are more stable, though not rich. and asia (china, south korea etc.) investing more n more in eastern europe will change the future? I think Eastern Europe should rightfully dominate on our continent. With stability things will improve i hopes!
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Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 15, 2012 18:17:37 GMT -5
Number of newborn babies declines in Czech Republic.
Čtk.cz 13.03.2012, 12:02
Prague - The number of newborn babies declined in the Czech Republic in 2011 by 8,500 against the previous year, to 108,700, while the number of the deceased remained unchanged at 106,800, it ensues from preliminary data for 2011 that the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) released today.
It said the number of Czech inhabitants was 10,504,203 in 2011, compared to 10,532,770 in 2010.
The number of inhabitants thus dropped year-on-year, according to the statistics, though the number of newborn kids exceeded the number of the deceased and the number of immigrants exceeded the number of those emigrating as well.
The overall population decline is due to last year´s population census whose results the CSU took into account, viewing them as more reliable than the usual data gathered in the course of the previous year.
Once in ten years, when a census is completed, the population statistical data seem not to correspond to the data gained by a simple addition and deduction of the number of the newborn, deceased and migrants.
A total of about 108,673 children were born in the Czech Republic in 2011, a decline by 8480 against 2010.
The baby boom typical of the preceding years has thus definitively ended. It culminated in 2008 when 119,600 babies were born.
Last year´s decline in the number of newborn kids was markedly higher than in the previous two years together.
A total of 106,848 people died in the Czech Republic last year, which is four more than in 2010.
The natural population growth thus reached 1825.
"In the next years the natural growth will sharply drop and it will probably turn into an absolute decline [in the number of inhabitants]. We expect the number of the newborn to be lower than the number of the deceased, therefore the Czech population will start dying out naturally," CSU´s demography section head Terezie Styglerova told CTK.
Migration made up 90 percent of the overall population growth in 2011.
A total of 16,900 immigrants came to the Czech Republic in 2011, which is 1241 more than in 2010.
The immigrants were most often citizens of Slovakia, Russia and Ukraine.
Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 29, 2012 13:41:02 GMT -5
Latest Data Confirms Bulgaria Faces Demographic Collapse.
Novinite.com Society | November 28, 2012, Wednesday| 821 views
Bulgaria's population is dangerously aging and decreasing, according to data of the National Strategy for Demographic Development.
In 10 years, the population of the country has decreased by over half million – 560 000 people, bTV reports Wednesday.
The two well-known reasons are the lower birth rate and staggering emigration.
At the same time, the average age of Bulgarians is up from 39 years in 1995 to 43 in 2011. The grim forecast shows that in 2050, the share of the elderly will be 30%.
In 2011, the number of Bulgarians went down by over 37 000 people due to the continuing trend of higher mortality rate and lower birthrate. Experts say the seriously threatening stats will have a huge negative effect on the labor market and difficulties in the retirement system and the healthcare sector.
Sociologists point out the need of material encouragement, which must be directed not to families with many children, but to those having just one offspring.
According to economists, measures must include more investments and jobs.
Nearly 200 000 Bulgarians have left the country in the last 10 years.
Post by TsarSamuil on Dec 12, 2012 12:46:34 GMT -5
Putin Tackles Demographic 'Crisis' in Address.
MOSCOW, December 12 (RIA Novosti) – Russia risks entering a new demographic crisis unless it acts to capitalize on recent successes, President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday.
“There should be more of us, and we should be better,” Putin said during his first state of the nation address since being reelected for a third term as president last March.
Putin hailed the country’s return to population growth: "The demographic programs enacted in the past decade are, thank God, working."
Russia's population grew by more than 200,000 people from January to September this year, he said.
However, Putin placed Russia at a critical juncture and warned that failing to tackle the country’s high death rate, especially among men, would have disastrous consequences for the economy and for the country as a whole.
He targeted smoking, drug use, and alcoholism as particular scourges that "prematurely take away hundreds of thousands of our citizens' lives each year."
Putin listed the aggressive promotion of sport as one factor that could help reverse this trend.
The emphasis on a healthy and active lifestyle has long been a central feature of Putin's policies and he has cast himself as a physically fit and able leader. The anti-smoking bill currently under review in the State Duma is just one of the latest initiatives to improve public health.
Putin said “the three-child family should become the norm in Russia,” but that it was important to offer women practical help – creating conditions conducive for them to choose to have more children, in addition to current incentives such as additional payments from the state.
Population decline has been one of the most significant social issues to face Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The population decreased by about 2 million over the past 10 years, from around 145 million in 2002 to about 143 million in 2012, according to the latest census figures.
Bulgaria's Birth Rate Plummeted to Record Low in 2012.
Novinite.com Society | January 4, 2013, Friday| 317 views
Bulgaria's birth rate plummeted to a 67-year-low in 2012.
A total of 62 000 babies were born in 2012, the lowest number since 1945, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Television (BNT).
In 2011, a total of 71 000 babies were born in Bulgaria and in the crisis-stricken 1997, the number was 64 000.
Elitsa Dimitrova from the Institute for Population and Human Studies commented that the downward trend in birthrates in Bulgaria was related to living conditions, career opportunities for women, and the deterioration of the economic situation.
"People find it hard to decide to have children on the one hand because they do not feel in control of their lives, things are so unpredictable, that they do not feel strong enough to take that responsibility upon themselves, and on the other hand they do not feel supported when they decide to have children," said Tsveta Brestnichka, Chair of the Managing Board of the Parents Association.
She noted that the average share of the GDP allocated for family support in the EU amounted to 2.1%, with some countries reaching 4%, while the share in Bulgaria was 1.2%.
Mihail Konstantinov, Professor in Mathematics, explained that in order for the population of a country to remain stable, each woman had to have 2.1 babies, or every ten women had to have 21 babies, the so-called replacement rate.
He specified that in Bulgaria the rate was twice lower but also added that there were EU countries with higher standards of living and a slightly higher rate.
Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Thursday that this year the government will be prioritizing family issues, including providing more nursery places and state funding for IVF treatment.
PM Tusk, who leads the centre-right Civic Platform/PSL coalition government, told journalists that he was aware that there have been many suggestions as to who, or what, 2013 should be dedicated to, including a call by the opposition Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) that "the year should honour as a hero [former communist leader] Edward Gierek".
"But I think that 2013 in Poland should be the year of the family," Tusk said, adding that family issues are a priority for his government.
The Prime Minister said that from the beginning of January an additional 50 million zł (12 million euros) has been made available for the construction of nurseries.
Payments for families who have had children have been rationalised, he claimed, with money going only to those who need it. Tax credit has also been extended for families with three or more children, said Tusk.
In the second half of the year, maternity leave will be extended to up to one year and state aid for childless families who wish to undergo the IVF procedure will also come into force. (pg)
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 13, 2013 13:09:30 GMT -5
Bulgaria's Population Growth at -5.5% in 2012.
Novinite.com Society | August 12, 2013, Monday| 899 views
Bulgaria's population growth rate keeps decreasing, according to a report on the implementation of the demographic strategy for 2012.
The negative population growth in 2012 was -5.5%, compared to -5.1% in 2011, and -4.6% in 2010, according to statistics presented by the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).
According to the report, the population decline is mostly due to the negative trends observed in villages, where the population is decreasing at a faster pace.
The share of extra-marital births has been steadily increasing since 1991, reaching the level of 57.4% in 2012 from a rate of 18.5% in 1992.
The highest number of extramarital births was recorded in the districts of Lovech, 76% , Vidin, 73%, and Sliven, 73%, while the lowest rates were recorded in Kardzhali, 41.5%, Blagoevgrad 41%, and in Sofia, 48%.
The crude birth rate in cities was 9.7% and in villages 8.8%.
The number of women of childbearing age in end-2012 was 1.625 million, down by nearly 26 000 from the previous year.
In 2012, the death rate in Bulgaria remained high.
Over 109 000 people died in the country in 2012, and the crude death rate was 15%, up by 0.9% on an annual basis.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 13, 2013 13:13:52 GMT -5
Survey: Poles increasingly anti-abortion.
theNews.pl 13.08.2013 12:28
A new survey indicates that 75 percent of Poles are against abortion, marking an increase of 6 percent since 2010.
The poll, which was carried out by Poland's Public Opinion Research Centre (CBOS), found that the vast majority of Poles believe that abortion is “wrong” and “not justifiable under any circumstances.”
Two years ago, the CBOS registered 69 percent of respondents as having the same opinion.
Poland and Ireland, both predominantly Roman Catholic countries, are the two most emphatically anti-abortion nations in the EU.
At present, Poland's abortion laws are among the strictest on the continent (following a period when the practice was legal during the communist era).
Currently, abortion is permitted if the woman's life or health is jeopardised by the continuation of a pregnancy, if the pregnancy is a result of a criminal act such as rape, or if the foetus is seriously malformed.
Meanwhile, the current centre-right government's programme to provide 15,000 hopeful couples with state-funding for IVF treatment over the next three years has proved controversial.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of socially conservative opposition party Law and Justice, said that “as a man who listens to the Church in these matters, I know that 15,000 in vitro procedures means a very, very large number of abortions.”
Post by yugoslavpatriot on Aug 26, 2013 3:44:57 GMT -5
We Yugoslavs have the same problem. Very low birthrates. huge unemployment and all the smart people are leaving the country. Three cheers to degenerate liberal capitalism and multiculturalism(sarcasm)
Yugoslavia was built on an idea, namely that the Southern Slavs would not remain weak and divided peoples, squabbling among themselves and easy prey to foreign imperial interests. Together they could form a Independent nation state capable of its own economic development.
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