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Current topic: Marriage and divorce in Russia

  • Is the number of registered marriages beginning to decline?

  • The changing age pattern of marriage according to current records

  • The changing age pattern of marriage according to census data

  • The number of divorces is still large, but the number of children affected by their parents’ divorce is changing little

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

  • European demographic barometer

Marriage in the EU-28

  • The number of marriages is decreasing, the number of divorces growing

  • The mean age at first marriage is increasing in all EU-28 countries, but the differences between countries are great

  • Marriage occurring less often and later

  • The duration of marriage upon divorce varies considerably within the EU

  • The proportion of unmarried people is increasing

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Changes in the composition and structure of households in Russia

  • The start of an independent life by Russians: the intergenerational aspect

  • Common-law marriage in Russia as a trial version of marriage

  • To what extent are intentions to live together realized?

  • The impact of new measures of Russian population policy on the probability of the birth of a second and subsequent children

  • The influence of the experience of living in a single-parent family on the socio-demographic behavior of children

Interactive polling

  • Should abortion be criminalized?  Polling results

Q&A

  • The state’s role in implementing social protection

  • Where one is born, one proves good for something

  • The burden of responsibility

  • The attitude to nonethnic Russians

In the vastness of Russia

  • The growth of fertility for 11 months in 2014 surpassed that in 2013

  • Cabinet not discussing raising retirement age in Russia

  • Russia has exhausted the possibilities of material incentives for having children

  • Cabinet may take additional anti-crisis measures to support the population

  • Reduction in the budget of the Russian Federation by 10% won’t affect social sphere

  • Russians’ insurance pensions will be indexed at 9.8% as of February 1

  • Russian pensions beginning to be calculated according to new formula

  • Payment of subsidies to the regions for a third and subsequent children has been approved

  • No need to allow maternity capital to be used for the purchase of automobiles

  • In 2015 the government will be ready to support the labor market

  • According to the Minister of Labor there will be no radical outflow of migrant workers from Russia

  • Head of the Federal Migration Service expresses doubt that migrant workers will leave Russia due to collapse of ruble

  • Almost all inhabitants of Crimea have received passports

  • Foreign travel passports will begin to include fingerprints

  • FMS proposes to introduce plastic Russian passport without payment functions

  • Production of electronic passports in Russia may start in a month

  • Migration rules in Russia have changed as of January 1, 2015

  • Migrants may be banned entry to Russia for 10 years

  • FMS head does not rule out migration amnesty after the introduction of patents

  • 40,000 Ukrainians took part in compatriot resettlement program

  • About 400,000 refugees from Ukraine may stay in Russia

  • Russian regions will receive more than 4.1 billion rubles for the needs of refugees from Ukraine

  • Mortality from drug use in Russia has decreased over past 8 years

  • Access to narcotic painkillers for cancer patients has been simplified

  • Are about 30 million Russians really waiting for a drug addict rehabilitation system?

  • Among Russians, diseases being detected at early stages 7.5 times earlier than before

  • Constitutional Court decides not to consider proposal to ban abortion

  • Mortality in Moscow detention centers down by 30% in 2014

Eurasian panorama

  • The number of victims of the conflict in Ukraine has surpassed 4,808 people

  • Moldova has lost 470,000 people over last 10 years

  • Georgia’s population shrinking

  • Falling standard of living in Ukraine sets record for last 9 years

  • Ukraine will not raise retirement age for now

  • Pension fund deficit in Ukraine may reach $5.75 billion in 2015

  • Will the pension system in the Donbass start functioning in spring 2015?

  • Ukrainian government made a mistake by stopping social payouts in the Donbass

  • Lukashenko orders that “Sir Parasites” be given jobs

  • In Turkmenistan a new kind of penalty: unpaid labor

  • In Kirgizia, those with dual citizenship to be banned from government jobs

  • Discussion of the possibility of abolishing visa regime between the EU and Belarus is premature

  • Biometric passports will be issued in Ukraine starting January 12

  • About 50% of citizens of Kirgizia have submitted data to obtain biometric passports

  • Uzbek citizens continue to enter Russia on current biometric passports

  • Residents of the Donbass can enter Russia without foreign travel passports

  • In 2014 more than 2 thousand citizens of Moldova were not allowed into Russia, 238 into the EU

  • Ukrainian government believes that the number of displaced persons in the east of Ukraine comes to 823 thousand people

  • In Kazakhstan, the number of recipients of the status of Oralman fell to 8,247 in 2014

  • More than 5,000 Ukrainian citizens of Jewish origin left for Israel in 2014

  • Citizens of Belarus will be able to stay in Russia without registration for 90 days

  • Armenian citizens given equal rights as Russians to work in the Russian Federation  

  • 92% of young migrant workers from Armenia prefer to work in Russia

  • Uzbekistan, expecting a return of migrant workers, is creating jobs for them

  • In November, remittances to Moldova from migrant workers fell to the 2009 crisis level

World news

  • World Population Foundation puts world population at nearly 7.3 billion people  

  • The number of refugees in the world has reached a record 46.3 million

  • Fewer than 1 million Chinese couples in 2014 applied for second child permit

  • In Illinois, oldest man in the U.S. dies at the age of 110 years

  • In the next five years the working-age population of Estonia will decrease by 44,000 people

  • In Montenegro the minimum pension is 100 euros

  • In Lithuania, pensions increased for first time in six years – by 4.76 euros

  • In run-up to elections, Greek Prime Minister promises to return pensions to Pontic Greeks

  • In 2014 over 200 million people worldwide were in need of aid

  • Child benefits increased in Estonia

  • In Lithuania, introduction of the euro has reduced the number of millionaires by nearly ten-fold

  • In France, record-high unemployment

  • Unemployment and corruption are Spain’s main problems

  • Unemployment rate in Italy has returned to its historical record

  • By the end of 2014 the registered unemployment rate in Estonia stood at 4.3%

  • Unemployment rate in Lithuania will be above 10% for another two years

  • Bulgaria expects to maintain current level of unemployment in 2015

  • Unemployment in Iran came to 10.5%

  • In 2014 2,300 Russians received Finnish citizenship

  • An increase in the number of those giving up Estonian citizenship for Russian

  • Residence permits in Latvia can be obtained by purchasing 250,000 euros worth of securities

  • House of Representatives approves bill blocking Obama’s immigration reform

  • Migration from Cuba increased by 117% after Obama’s announcement

  • Poland repatriating around 200 people from the east of Ukraine

  • Spain wants to introduce border controls between Schengen countries

  • After terrorist attack in Paris, Italy will check all arriving immigrants

  • Diaspora has sent about 263 million euros worth of remittances home to Montenegro

  • London Mayor calls on all arriving migrants to learn English

  • Are migrants becoming a burden on the German economy?

  • Three-quarters of polled Turkish migrants want to leave Denmark

  • In 2014 over 276,000 illegal migrants came to the EU

  • The composition of the flow of illegal immigrants to the USA has changed dramatically

  • Lebanon imposes restrictions on the entry of Syrian refugees as of January 2015

  • Bulgaria has no more capacity to receive refugees

  • EU wants to return 7.5 thousand refugees to Bulgaria

  • In Iraq, more than 15,000 people killed in 2014

  • The number of victims of the Ebola virus in West Africa has reached 8,371 persons

  • Legalization of marijuana in the USA has not yet yielded results

  • Does profession influence the probability of marriage?

  • Biologists blame low fertility on solar activity


The newspapers write about

  • “Gazeta.ru” on demographic and social problems in Russia

  • “Opec.ru” on family values and sexual norms in the CIS

  • “Kommersant” on barring microfinance organizations from dealing with maternity capital money

  • “Telegraph” on Erdogan’s attitude to contraception

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on reducing mortality from heart disease

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on reducing maternal mortality in Russia

  • “Gigamir.net” on the country with the lowest road accident mortality rate

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on driving restrictions for people with mental disabilities

  • “Izvestiya” on the harm of reducing excise taxes on alcohol

  • “Polit.ru” on an impending alcohol catastrophe

  • “Novye izvestiya” on the reduction in mortality from narcotics

  • “Pharmreview.kz” on risk factors for noncommunicable diseases

  • “Kommersant” on uninsured people in the Russian Pension Fund

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta-online” on increasing the retirement age in Germany

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on the crisis and salaries

  • “Kommersant” on a reduction in Russian salaries

  • “Vedomosti” on the crisis and the labor market

  • “RBK” on the expected rise in unemployment in Russia

  • “Kommersant” on the economy and social policy in Ukraine

  • “Izvestiya” on a reduction in migrant remittances from Russia

  • “Vedomosti” and “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on a reduction in the number of labor migrants in Russia due to the crisis

  • “Zhamana” and “Vecherniy Bishkek” on the impact of the crisis on migration from Armenia and Kirgizia to Russia

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on migration in Russia in the new year

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” and “Rossiyskaya Gazeta-Ekonomika Severo-Zapada” on new migration rules

  • “Izvestiya” on the irreducible share of migrants in construction

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the “Migrant 2014” operation

  • “Izvestiya” on “rubber” offices

  • “Korrespondent.net” on the growth in labor migration from Ukraine

  • “Kommersant” on the revocation of preferential migration for Ukrainians in Russia

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on the period of stay in Russia for Belarusians

  • “Kommersant” on forced migration to Russia from Ukraine

  • “Russkaya Germaniya” and “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on immigration in Germany

  • “Kommersant” on investor visas for Russians in Great Britain

  • “Deutsche Welle” on emigration from Russia

  • “Paruskg.info” on the problems of persons with dual citizenship in Kirgizia

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on ethnic tensions in Russia

  • “Paruskg.info” on unaccounted for children in Kirgizia

  • “Salon” on secularism in the USA

  • “Opec.ru” on cities and city dwellers

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on the quality of life in Russia’s regions

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on women bosses

  • “Science” on languages and information

  • “BBC” on lefties and righties

Read books and magazines

  • Russian Statistical Yearbook. 2014

  • Adolescent pregnancy: a review of the evidence

  • United States of America. Health systems in transition

  • Migration bridges in Eurasia

  • Ethnic policy in the Baltic States

  • Through the pages of the journals “Narodonaselenie” (“Population”) and “Ekologiya” (“Ecology”)

  • Contents of the journal “Demographic Research”

Book anniversary

  • M.V. Ptukha.  Essays on the History of Statistics, 17th-19th Centuries. 70 years since the book’s publication

Profession: researcher

  • New approaches and trends in the study of the family.  Meeting of the demographic section of the Central House of Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 100 years since the birth of Timon Vasilevich Ryabushkin

New in the reading room

  • M.V. Ptukha. Essays on the History of Statistics, 17th-19th Centuries

Satirical column

  • The desertification of Russia for patriotic reasons

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