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Current topic: Migrants who take care of others

  • In the niche of domestic labor

  • A “collective portrait” of female labor migrants

  • How they find such work

  • Nonnormalized work conditions

  • The specific character of working in households

  • The price of domestic labor

  • The costs of “invisibility”

  • Problems of integration and plans for the future

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

World demographic barometer

  • The population of the OECD countries

  • The OECD countries are home to about 18% of the world population, but this proportion is declining

  • In a quarter of the OECD countries there is a natural decrease in population

  • International migrants make up about 13% of the population in OECD countries

  • In all OECD countries except Israel and Mexico the fertility has fallen below the replacement level

  • Life expectancy in the OECD has exceeded 80 years

  • On average in the OECD one in six persons has reached the age of 65

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • The commercialization of domestic labor in the Russia context: from family help to an informal market of hired help

  • The labor of domestic workers in Russia and abroad: its scope and distinguishing features

  • Home care nurses from the provinces in the big city

  • Migration behavior of residents of the Republic of Bashkortostan (an analysis of sociological data)

  • Preliminary results of the census in Georgia: Georgia’s population is only 3.7 million people


  • Paid medicine

  • The labor market and unemployment: estimates and projections

  • The mobility of labor resources in Russia

  • The pension system

  • Poverty isn’t a vice?

In the vastness of Russia

  • The natural increase of the population of Russia in the first nine months of the year came to early seven thousand people

  • By 2018 the population will have grown in 37 subjects of the Russian Federation

  • The population of Moscow increased by almost 15 thousand people over the first nine months of the year

  • In Russia, an increase in the level of mortality among the working-age population

  • Average life expectancy of Muscovites has increased by three years

  • Mortality in Moscow is up by nearly 4% since the beginning of the year

  • 80% of deaths in Moscow were recorded at the age of 61 and older

  • Cabinet Commission approves bill to raise the retirement age of civil servants

  • Will raising the retirement age cause unemployment among young people?

  • Expenditures on education and science in the budget of 2016 has decreased from 68.7 billion to 38.6 billion rubles

  • Support for large families will not decrease

  • Land grant program for large families in the Moscow region has been 50% fulfilled

  • Government approves program to create new places in educational institutions for 6.6 million children

  • 26 regions cannot carry out Putin’s decree to provide children with places in kindergartens

  • Russia will report to the UN on women’s rights

  • Russian government approves plan to implement Concept of Migration Policy

  • Compatriots will be able to move to the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District and the Kaluga region

  • Labor Ministry proposes to reduce migrant visa quotas

  • Russian budget has received almost 25 billion rubles from payments for work licenses by migrants

  • One in eight workers in St. Petersburg cannot pass the Russian language exam

  • Are the Chinese not interested in the Far East?

  • Health Ministry predicts HIV epidemic in Russia by 2020

  • Government to allocate additional $300 million for HIV in 2016

  • Ministry of Health does not support initiative to sell alcohol in sanatoriums

  • Medvedev calls for solving the problem of cardiovascular disease

  • Russia urges BRICS countries to fight tuberculosis together

  • Traffic mortality has decreased by 15% since the beginning of the year

  • Medvedev demands tightening of requirements for those on the road

  • Draft law banning abortions in private institutions will be considered by State Duma in January 2016

  • In Russia, the number of persons injured in the workplace has decreased by 15%

  • Over 800 thousand residents of the Moscow region have had state medical examinations in 2015

Eurasia panorama

  • The population of Belarus has increased to 9,494,200

  • Net migration in Belarus in January-September increased by 1.8 times

  • The population of Minsk has risen to 1,949,400 since the beginning of the year

  • One in three Ukrainians is retired

  • The increase in life expectancy of men is one of the priorities of sustainable development in Belarus

  • In Bishkek fertility and mortality have decreased in 2015

  • UNFPA and universities of Tashkent are jointly organizing a training course on demographic analysis

  • Belarus has reduced the budget for the per capita subsistence minimum

  • The real size of pensions in Belarus has not changed for the year

  • As of 2017, pensions in Kazakhstan will be calculated under new rules

  • In Uzbekistan it will be possible to track the calculation of pensions in internet

  • About 17 thousand solitary elderly, pensioners and disabled have been registered in Uzbekistan

  • In Kazakhstan, 400 thousand single mothers and more than 60 thousand single fathers

  • Uzbekistan will tell UN about discrimination against women

  • Unemployment level in Georgia has reached its lowest level in 11 years

  • In Minsk, the number of officially registered unemployed for the year has increased almost fourfold

  • In Kirgizia, 36 thousand people found jobs in the first nine months of 2015

  • Uzbekistan has created more than 748,000 new jobs

  • CIS youth approve of Eurasian integration, but would like to work and study in the EU and the USA

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

  • Preferential migration regime for Ukrainians in Russia is no longer valid

  • Rada urged to pass in whole draft law on external labor migration

  • Foreign experts in Kazakhstan to be evaluated in a new way

  • Over past two years about 150 thousand Ukrainians have come to Belarus

  • Moscow police meet deportation target at the expense of Tajik migrants

  • In Kirgizia, the number of registered drug users has decreased

  • Maternal mortality in Armenia has decreased by more than half since the 1990s

  • 13,526 Ukrainian women diagnosed last year with breast cancer

  • Each working citizen of Kazakhstan will be obliged to make contributions to the Social Insurance Fund

  • Non-working citizens of Kazakhstan will be able to qualify for free medical care

  • In Tajikistan, a health texting service has been launched

World news

  • Chinese authorities abolish “one family-one child” policy

  • Will abolition of its “one child” policy not affect fertility in China?

  • Over the first nine months of 2015, Latvia’s population decreased by 4,897 people

  • Over the past 25 years the total number of births in Estonia has decreased by 1.8 times

  • By 2030 the number of children in Finland will be at its 19th century level

  • Life expectancy of Israeli women is 84.1 years, of men – 80.3

  • Life expectancy of the population of Estonia over the past decade has increased significantly

  • By 2060 about 40% of Japanese will be over 65

  • “Will the demographic situation in Lithuania be saved by refugees?”

  • Due to the reduction of pensions, Sweden is raising the retirement age

  • US facing pension crisis

  • Will women have equal rights with men by 2030?

  • The ideal working day should last 4-6 hours

  • What Lithuania lacks most is IT-specialists

  • By 2050, will 950 million refugees be heading for Europe?

  • More than 800 thousand people have requested refugee status in Europe

  • Since September, EU countries have deported 569 migrants from Europe

  • Could the migration crisis result in the collapse of the EU?

  • Poland fears the migration of half a million Ukrainians

  • In Germany, new law on refugees enters into force

  • Lithuania tightens control over foreigners

  • Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia ready to close their borders to migrants

  • Countries of Eastern Europe against receiving refugees

  • Serbia, despite not being in the EU, is ready to accept migrants by quota,

  • European Commission President calls for halt to chaotic moving around of migrants

  • Migrants will cost Italian budget ˆ1.1 billion

  • Migrants are costing Finland 1 million euros a day

  • Reception of refugees will cost German budget ˆ28 billion

  • Nearly 80,000 euros to be allocated to integration of Lithuanians from Ukraine

  • Will one billion people die in this century due to smoking?

  • Hypertension becoming one of the major causes of death in China

  • Giving birth to a first child between the ages of 26 and 30 extends a woman’s life

  • WHO calls processed meat a cause of cancer

  • Singaporeans named world’s healthiest nation

  • In Chile, law authorizing same-sex unions goes into effect

  • Japanese court to discuss whether spouses can have different surnames

The newspapers write about…

  • “Zhenmin Zhibao”, “RBK”, “Slon.ru”, “Polit.ru” and “Radio Svoboda” on permission to have two children in China

  • “Argumenty i fakty” on the demographic success of Russia through the eyes of the International Labor Organization

  • “Le Monde” and “InoTV” on Russia’s demographic problems

  • “ForUm” on the demographic situation in Ukraine

  • “Slate.fr” on the future of world religions

  • “BBC Russkaya sluzhba” and “The New York Times” on the benefits of polyandry in China

  • “ROSINFORMBYURO” on the proposal to reduce the age of marriage in Russia

  • “Kommersant” and “Realnoye Vremya” on the proposal to tighten divorce rules

  • “Vesti Sevodnya” on fictive marriages for a residence permit in Latvia

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on Russia’s migration policy

  • “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” on corruption in the migration service

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on migrants and terrorism

  • “Sputnik” on the significance of migrant remittances for Uzbekistan

  • “Kommersant” on ending preferential treatment for the stay of Ukrainians

  • “FINANCE.UA” on emigration from Ukraine

  • “Izvestiya” on the violation of the rights of migrants when receiving obstetric aid

  • “Kommersant” on the death of a Tajik boy in St. Petersburg

  • “Financial Times” on the problems with helping refugees in the EU

  • “RBK” on the shortage of assistance to refugees from Ukraine

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on the use of bicycles in the Russian Arctic Circle

  • “RBK” on North Koreans forced to come work in Russia

  • “W-City” on commuter and labor migration

  • “RBK” on the new unemployed

  • “Kommersant” on the demand for graduates with secondary and higher vocational training

  • “Vedomosti” on a new type of freelancers

  • “Slon.ru” on the middle class in Africa

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on the retirement age in Belarus

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on targeting and need in social support

  • “Kommersant” on partially free health care

  • “Novosti Belarusi” on the state of Belarusian medicine

  • “Slon.ru” on the impact of crises on mortality

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on the rise in mortality

  • “RBK” on combatting illegal alcohol

  • “RBK” on the benefits of limiting the sale of alcohol on Fridays

  • “Kommersant” on the problem of HIV/AIDS in Russia

  • “Izvestiya” on a traffic mortality ranking of cities

  • “Panorama” on the problem of road accidents in Kazakhstan

  • “RIA AMI” on a Nobel prize for combatting parasites

  • “Project Syndicate” on Islamism and vaccinations

  • “The New York Times” on the carcinogenicity of processed meat

  • “Kommersant” on fast food and the World Cup

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the rights of women in Russia

  • “Vedomosti” on Russian dachas

Read books and magazines

  • The situation of domestic workers in the world: global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection

  • The transformation of the identity of migrant workers as one of the components of the creation of civil society in Russia

  • The Population of modern Russia: risks and opportunities

  • The New Russia: policy and management of migration processes

  • Regions of the Republic of Belarus. 2015. Volume 1.

  • Through the pages of the journals “Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya” (“Sociological studies”) and “Profilakticheskaya meditsina” (“Preventive medicine”)

  • Contents of the “Journal of International Migration and Integration”

Demographic digest

  • Population – The long view

Profession: researcher

  • 85 years since the birth of Emil Valkovich

  • Emil Valkovich. Economic age pyramids

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