Expert: The index of births is higher than the index of deaths in Armenia
Demographer Ruben Yeganyan and head of the department of statistics and demographic Karine Kuyumjyan met journalists today and spoke about current demographic problems in Armenia.
K. Kuyumjan presented the situation and noted that the level of the births is reduced on the first part of this year (January-March). ''According to the initial index 9569 babies have born on January-March, 2012. 10.144 babies were born on the same term last year. This means that the level of births has been reduces with 5.7 %''.
The speaker informed that the index of births is higher than the index of deaths with 1.2 times which means that Armenia still has natural temp of growth.
K. Kuyumjyan also informed that the level of birth is especially high in Yerevan, Ararat and Armavir regions. The worst index is in Syuniq, Lori, Gegharqunik and Tavush regions. In the last regions level of deaths is higher that level of births.
The speaker also informed that girls are mostly named with names Milena, Mari, Mane and boys are named mostly Narek, Davit, Gor.
Another speaker of the press-conference demographer Ruben Yeganyan told in his turn that Armenia will face problem of birth drop in coming seven years. According to him this problem is inevitable as now the generation of 90s starts the reproduction and the level of birth was reduced in 90s, as we know.
''Normally 2.1-2.2 children will be born in every family in order to provide simple reproduction. This index was reduced in 1993-94'', R. Yeganyan noted.
''Now the couples get married later as they think more before getting married and it also has its influence on the level of births'', the speaker concluded.