“Learning to serve each other.” Why Russians are often married
MOSCOW, 11 Feb — RIA Novosti, Igor Karmazin. In 2017 in Russia was 64 thousand more marriages than in 2016. Experts attribute this not only to gain romantic feelings, but also economic considerations. RIA Novosti looked into the reasons wedding boom.
According to Rosstat, in 2017 in Russia played 1 049 725 weddings — 6.5% more than the year before. Collapsed 611 428 families. This is only a 0.5% increase in 2016. Accordingly, the number of divorces per 1,000 marriages fell — 582 617 against.
Experts point to a number of factors that led to such results. Scientific supervisor of the laboratory of economy population and demography economic faculty of Moscow state University Valery Elizarov recalls that 2016 was a leap year: some superstitious couples could postpone the wedding because of this.
NewsTable breeding: who should benefit for the firstborn
The Deputy of the State Duma, first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on family, women and children Olga Okuneva noted the action taken by the state to improve the demographic situation. In November 2017, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced the restart of the demographic policy of the country. In December, the President signed the law on the monthly benefit paid to families where the child was born. The expected average amount of these payments in 2018 — 10 523 rubles in 2019 — 10 836 roubles, and in 2020-m — 11 143 of the ruble. The entitlement is granted to those who have the average income per family member less than half a living wage.
In addition, in December the President signed legislation to extend until the end of 2021 the maternity capital programme. At birth, the second and third child, parents receive a significant amount. In 2017 paid 453 026 rubles. “What is the attraction of marriage? Generally, in a healthy society, values of family, education, patriotism — in the first place. It is very important that the young people did not live by themselves, and felt responsible for family, relationships, children. I think our young people appreciate it,” — said Okuneva.