Over the past five years the number of marriages fell by 30%

Over the past five years the number of marriages fell by 30%

In Russia have become less likely to marry.

According to Rosstat, in January-November 2018 was signed only 867,1 thousand unions. If you take in account the last five years, it appears that the number of marriages fell by almost 30%. Experts say that the reluctance of Russians to register their relationships caused by poverty. Real incomes are declining for five consecutive years. This reduces not only the statistics of marriages, and the birth rate falls.

In Russia reduced the number of marriages. In 2008, there are 1 million 179 thousand new households in January-November 2018 — only 867,1 thousands of marriages. This is evidenced by the data of Rosstat, which is at the disposal “Газеты.Ru”.

If you look at the statistics from January to November 2018, the results for 2008 drop is 26.4%. Unaccounted December 2018 the situation does not improve much.

Compared to 2009, the reduction in the number of marriages was 27.6%.

Five years ago the gap with annual data even more for 29.3%. In 2014, the country had signed a 1 million 226 thousand marriages.

The sharp annual drop in the number of marriage observed in 2016. Then the marriage took 985,8 thousand people, lower than in 2015 is 15.1%. This is the lowest figure since 2008, and the only time during the observed period, the number of marriages was below 1 million people. In 2017, the dynamics of conclusion of new marriages has leveled off, the number has exceeded the psychological mark.

However, in 2018, there’s every chance that the number of marriages will exceed 1 million

While Rosstat is no complete statistics for the year 2018. Summary statistics appear only at the beginning of July.

To divorce the Russians often did not. On the contrary, the data of Rosstat, in January-November 2018 indicate a decrease in the number of new divorces by 25.8% in comparison with 2008 and by 24.8% over the last five years.

At the end of 2008, there were peak — 703 thousands of divorces, and in November of last year 521,6 thousands of cases. Further, during the period the total number of divorces remained at the level of less than 700 thousand, while closer to the mark of 600 thousand.

Experts interviewed “Газетой.Ru” I believe that the reluctance of the Russians to create a family for several reasons.

The first and most important — economic situation in the country.

Sanctions against Russia began to introduce from 2014, the ensuing economic downturn and the depreciation of the ruble affected the standard of living in the country.

“We see how complicated the economic situation, in particular related to the welfare of the people, with the formation of their incomes. First of all, real incomes. It is sometimes said that we have rising wages, but then it turns out that we are talking about nominal wages, which in contrast to the real wages are rising. The lack of visible and projected future causes people to postpone their plans for marriage,” shared Professor of the Department of labour and social policy of the Institute of state service and management of the Ranepa Alexander Shcherbakov.

As reported by Rosstat, real disposable incomes of Russians in 2018 decreased by 0.2% taking into account 5 thousand pensioners in 2017. We are talking about income, adjusted for inflation and mandatory payments. In 2017 it was a decrease of 1.2%, and in 2016, the index fell by 5.8% in real terms in 2015 by 3.2% and in 2014 by 0.7%. The last time real incomes of the population grew in 2013 by 4%.