70 years ago, 100,000 more babies were born in Serbia than today
State Secretary at the Ministry of Family Care and Demography, Milka Milovanovic Minic, stated that in the 1950s, 160,000 babies were born in Serbia annually, and now that number is 60,000.
During her visit to Krusevac, Milovanovic Minic stated that „in terms of mortality and birth rate, we lose 40,000 people a year, and the number is even higher in the year of the coronavirus pandemic,“ the Ministry announced.
„Every fifth resident of Serbia is older than the age of 65, and only every seventh is younger than the age of 14.“
With the „Serbia 2025“ program, the Serbian government empowers young people to create families earlier, said Milovanovic Minic.
She also pointed out that the Serbian government, by establishing the line ministry, laid a good foundation for solving the demographic issue, and the results depend on good coordination of local self-government, competent ministries and the legislature.