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More than half of Russians (64 percent) said that the maternity capital encourages families to have children after the birth of first child. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM), published on the organization’s website on Tuesday, July 9.
Most often this claim of Russians aged 18 to 24 years (69 percent) and people over 60 years of age (71 per cent). About a third of respondents (31 per cent) do not consider the prisoner a sufficient incentive for the birth of the second child. They are mainly respondents aged 25 to 34 years (37 percent) and 35 to 44 years (37 percent).
According to sociologists, the right to obtain material assistance for the second and subsequent child know 96 percent of respondents. 15 percent took advantage of this opportunity, while 43 per cent have close relatives who received maternity capital.
The extension of the program netcapital was supported by 78 percent of respondents, most of them are Russians aged 25 to 34 (84 per cent). Almost half of respondents (46 percent), with the possibility of expanding the list of target spending under the program of the parent capital would complement him the right to spend money for treatment of mother and child, another 17% — for overhaul, 12 percent would like to have a part of the amount in cash.
The survey was conducted on 27 June 2019, and was attended by 1.6 thousand of Russians aged 18 years.
Earlier, the Minister of labour and social protection Maxim Topilin said that the maternity capital will be indexed annually. “In recent years, indexing was not due to difficult financial conditions. But now it will be held every year from January 1, according to the forecasting of inflation,” he said. The exact percentage of indexation is still unknown.
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