Demography of Russia

From the Past to the Present

  • Tatiana Karabchuk
  • Kazuhiro Kumo
  • Ekaterina Selezneva

Part of the Studies in Economic Transition book series (SET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Kazuhiro Kumo, Tatiana Karabchuk, Ekaterina Selezneva
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ekaterina Selezneva
    Pages 63-113
  4. Tatiana Karabchuk
    Pages 115-153
  5. Ekaterina Selezneva, Tatiana Karabchuk
    Pages 155-185
  6. Kazuhiro Kumo
    Pages 219-259
  7. Kazuhiro Kumo, Tatiana Karabchuk, Ekaterina Selezneva
    Pages 315-326
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 327-334

About this book


This book examines the demographic development of Russia from the late Russian Empire to the contemporary Russian Federation, and includes discussions of marriage patterns, fertility, mortality, and inter-regional migration. In this pioneering study, the authors present the first English-language overview of demographic data collection in Russia. Chapters in the book offer a systematic overview of the legislation regulating fertility and the family sphere, a study of the factors determining first and higher order births, and an examination of population distribution across Russian regions. The book also combines research tools from the social sciences with a medical approach to provide a study of mortality rates. By bringing together approaches from several disciplines – demography, economics, and sociology – the authors of this book provide a comprehensive and detailed assessment of the historical roots of Russia's demographic development.


Russian demographic data Marriage Fertility dynamics Divorce Mortality Migration Population policies

Authors and affiliations

  • Tatiana Karabchuk
    • 1
  • Kazuhiro Kumo
    • 2
  • Ekaterina Selezneva
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SociologyCHSS, UAE UniveristyAl AinUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Institute of Economic ResearchHitotsubashi UniversityKunitachiJapan
  3. 3.Institute for East and Southeast European StudiesRegensburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-51849-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-51850-7
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