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Mortality and Life Expectancy of the Population of Russia
[Смертность И Продолжительность Жизни Населения России]


  • Makarentseva, Alla (Макаренцева, Алла)

    () (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA))

  • Khasanova, Ramilya (Хасанова, Рамиля)

    () (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA))


Over the past 16 years, Russia has experienced the following trends in the process of mortality. The life expectancy of the Russian population is growing, but the growth rate is low. For 2000-2016 the life expectancy of the population increased by 6.6 years (by 4.8 years for women, 7.5 years for men) and was 71.9 years (men - 66.5 years, women - 77 years ), it is still 6 years lower than the average in developed countries. The gap in life expectancy between men and women in Russia still remains one of the highest in the world, and by 2016 is 10.5 years (in 2000 - 13 years). There is still a high regional differentiation of life expectancy: 16 years - between the highest and the lowest regional level of life expectancy in 2016. For 2000-2016, the infant mortality rate decreased by 60% (from 15.3 per mille to 6), but the relative lag of Russia from other developed countries remains. Similarly, infant mortality in Russia is characterized by a large gap in the indicators of rural and urban areas and significant regional differentiation. Mortality of the working-age population declines slowly and remains very high in comparison with Western countries. Today the question of finding ways to equalize the levels of demographic and socio-economic development of regions and create prerequisites for stabilizing the demographic situation in Russia as a whole and in regions where a steady decline in population is observed today is urgent.

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  • Makarentseva, Alla (Макаренцева, Алла) & Khasanova, Ramilya (Хасанова, Рамиля), 2018. "Mortality and Life Expectancy of the Population of Russia
    [Смертность И Продолжительность Жизни Населения России]
    ," Working Papers 041830, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
  • Handle: RePEc:rnp:wpaper:041830

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