YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan). During the first nine months of 2002–1,642 children were born in the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic–426 of them third and subsequent children of families. Under a measure encouraging increased birth-rate and the forming of large families–a total of $400,400 has already been transferred to families.
During the same period last year–1,751 children were born–483 of whom were third and subsequent children of families. Under the same measure–a total of $437,200 was disbursed last year.