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Регионы России: социальное развитие и демографические тенденции (по результатам регулярного Мониторинга ИНСАП РАНХиГС)

Зубаревич Н. В., Хасанова Р.

According to the results of Q1 2017, in 34 Russian regions households' incomes increased as compared to the relevant period of the previous year, however, in most constituent entities of the Russian Federation (62 regions) consumption kept falling. The crisis is not yet over on regional labor markets despite the low level of the inflation rate. In 15-20 most problem regions, partial employment is going down slowly and wage arrears are growing again. In the period under review, social expenditures of regional budgets rose ahead of the inflation rate thanks to considerable growth in revenues. As generations which are currently at the peak of their reproduction age are small, Russia has entered a long period (at least for a decade) of a falling birth rate. Unlike 2016, this trend has affected all the regions of the Russian Federation. Though the death rate keeps falling, it is not enough to offset the reduction of the birth rate: in January-April 2017 the natural decline in the population amounted to 93,000 people.