Russia's dwindling labour force

Fewer students are attending Russian universities, threatening economic growth.


    A decline in birth rates shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union has resulted in fewer students attending Russian universities. There are not enough of them to fuel the country's modernisation drive.

    That trend has led to fewer skilled workers and is now threatening Russia's economic growth.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Moscow on the demographic drip that could prove costly to the nation.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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