Социально-демографическое развитие российских регионов: последние тенденции (по результатам регулярного Мониторинга ИНСАП РАНХиГС)
In the first seven months of 2017, the natural decline in the population of the Russian Federation amounted to 114,400 people. As the present generation of potential mothers is not large, the number of newborns has greatly decreased. The mortality rate is slowly declining. Migration growth has greatly decreased and for the first time since 2010 failed to make up for the natural decline in the population in H1 2017. The dynamics of regional budget social expenditures changed. Expenditures on education and healthcare with a transfer of insurance payments for non-working people taken into account kept growing steadily. Social security expenditures grew slower, while social payments in terms of benefits did not virtually increase; at the same time nearly half of regions started to optimize them.