50 years ago, on August 22, 1970, Hermann Knaus died in Graz in the Austrian region of Styria. About 100 years ago, he invented the method of natural birth control, the only method of family planning recognized by the Vatican.
Paper is devoted to in-depth demographic analysis of contemporary trends of marriage and divorce in Russia. We used a comprehensive set of indicators and characteristics that can be obtained on the basis of official statistics (current registration of vital events, large-scale censuses and sample surveys of the population). A number of indicators presented in the article were recently calculated by the author.
The article presents the results of the empirical assessment of the effects of 2007 measures of Russian population policy on the probability of the second and subsequent births. The estimates are based on the panel Russian Generations and Gender data conducted in 2004, 2007 and 2011. The study was performed within the project №14-05-0055 «The study of the dynamics of the formation and development of families and fertilityon basis of survey data" funded by the Research Fund for the HSE.