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Can paying women pension after third birth help improve demographic crisis?

13:17, 20 November 2020
Can paying women pension after third birth help improve demographic crisis? Photo: Sergey Bulkin/NEWS.ru

Paying Russian women a pension after the birth of the third child would improve the country's demography, the author of the initiative, the coordinator of the 'For Life!' public movement Sergey Chesnokov said in an interview with NEWS.ru.


It would be beneficial for demographics if this were the case. The pension is somewhat conditional. If a woman started receiving it after her third child's birth, it would be a serious help. This pension would have been the woman's earning for her contribution to demography. The size of the assistance can start from 15,000 rubles ($195). The point is to pay this money to women to complete a task of extreme importance - we have a critical situation with demography, Chesnokov explained.

He added that it is crucial not to deprive a woman of the opportunity to work in the event of such a pension. Moreover, after the birth of each subsequent child, a multiplying coefficient should be applied. If a Russian woman reaches the old-age pension, then she must receive both payments, Chesnokov stressed.

State Duma has adopted a bill that allows mitigating criminal punishment for pregnant women and mothers with children under three years of age who have committed minor crimes, NEWS.ru reported earlier.