OREANDA-NEWS Most women in Russia gave birth to their first child at the age of 26. The second birth took place at the age of 30, and the third at the age of 31. Such data for 2018 leads RT with reference to the Federal State Statistics Service on August 9.

As a rule, Russians give birth to a fourth child at 33 years old, and they plan a fifth and subsequent ones after 34 years.

Over the past 15 years, the average age of birth of the first child has grown markedly, and not only in Russia, says Sergey Shulgin, deputy head of the International Laboratory for Demography and Human Capital, Institute of Applied Economic Research, RANEPA.

“This is a global trend. In Russia, as in other countries, it is associated with a change in the way of life of women: more and more they give preference to careers, education and, in this regard, postpone the birth of a child, ”he explained.