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RAND Labor and Population
Research Briefs (4)
Authors conclude that many unfavorable current demographic trends are the continuation of long-term patterns, in some cases aggravated by economic stagnation and stress from recent social and political changes in Russian society.
Infant mortality rates appear to depend more on the priorities of developing countries than on pure economic development. As additional factors are studied, efforts should be made to increase women’s education and improve public health conditions.