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Current topic: Cohabitation without registration in Russia

  • Introduction

  • Different marriage and partnership trajectories along a life path

  • The chances of entering cohabitation as a first union

  • Matrimonial and reproductive events: a generational cross-section

  • Conclusion

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

European demographic barometer

Households in the EU-28

  • 98.6% of the population of the EU-28 live in private households, with an average size of 2.4 persons

  • One-third of households consist of one person, and another third of two

  • People living alone make up from 21% of the households in Cyprus and Portugal to 45% in Denmark

  • The average age at first marriage and the proportion of those never married is increasing

  • Nearly one in five aged 25-29 years living in a consensual union

  • 71% of households include a married couple

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Unregistered unions: marriage strategies of young representatives of the urban middle class

  • Russian consensual unions at the beginning of the 21st century

  • The composition and wellbeing of single-parent families in Russia

  • Singe mothers in modern China: status and problems

Take care of women!

  • Trends in the use of contraception in the world

In the vastness of Russia

  • Average life expectancy in Russia is about 72 years

  • In 2015 the infant mortality rate decreased significantly

  • The financial condition of Russians continues to worsen

  • Access to kindergartens in Russia has reached 99%

  • The most “advanced” pensioners live in the Central Federal District

  • In Russia there are more than 3.2 million labor migrants from Central Asia

  • In St. Petersburg the number of migrant workers has decreased

  • In 2015, about half a million Russians died from diseases related to alcohol use

  • The proportion of Russians regularly consuming beer is 76%

  • Schools and universities will fight against alcoholism among the young

  • State Duma proposes to toughen criminal responsibility for the sale of surrogate alcohol

  • Up to 100,000 new cases of HIV have been registered in Russia this year

  • The death toll from road accidents in Russia over the past year has fallen by 25%

  • Mortality on Moscow’s roads has fallen by 25%

  • Russia may announce ten-year fight against heart disease

  • Nearly one fifth of married couples in Russia cannot have children

  • State Duma decides not to make men pay the cost of abortion

  • Draft law submitted to State Duma banning retail sales of “baby kaput” pills

  • Mizulina called on the Interior Ministry and Prosecutor General's Office to deal with the promotion of suicide in social networks

  • Ministry of Health recommends that Russians get a flu shot

  • In Russia around 20,000 people die from the flu each year

  • Recommendations for healthy eating have been prepared

  • Healthcare budget in 2016 has risen by 4.3%

  • State program for the development of ambulance service must be given funding

  • The cost of Russia’s Ebola vaccine has been announced

  • An analogue of the US National Institutes of Health will be created in Tomsk

Eurasian panorama

  • The number of Kazakhs has increased by 254,200 people over 11 months

  • Ukraine’s population size continues to decline

  • The population of Belarus in 2015 increased to 9,498,700

  • The exact number of people living in Kiev is unknown

  • 531 residents of Kiev are 100 or older

  • Real money incomes in Belarus have been falling since the start of last year

  • Pensions in Kirgizia are to be raised by 400-470 soms

  • One in four pensioners in Belarus continues to work

  • In Moldavia, a decreasing number of schoolchildren

  • In Belarus, starting in February parental leave allowances for children up to three years of age will be increased

  • Proposal to shorten parental leave in Belarus

  • In Kazakhstan, more than 17,000 jobs a year remain unfilled

  • In Kirgizia, over 200,000 unemployed

  • Ukraine has begun issuing new passports

  • Old passports of citizens of Uzbekistan are no longer valid

  • Has Poland taken in around a million immigrants from Ukraine?

  • 350,000 people lost forever for Moldova

  • Around 700,000 citizens of Kirgizia living abroad

  • More than 300,000 citizens of Tajikistan cannot enter Russia

  • FMS has restored right of entry to Russia to 50% of Armenian applicants

  • Over 10,000 foreigners in 2015 received work permits in Tajikistan

  • Remittances of migrant workers make up as much as 32% of Kirgizia’s GDP

  • Remittances from migrant workers to Kirgizia has decreased only in dollar terms

  • Uzbekistan reduces maternal and infant mortality

  • As a result of road accidents in Georgia around 600 people die each year

  • The incidence of tuberculosis in Kazakhstan has decreased by 2.2 times

  • Azerbaijan has simplified procedures for obtaining disability benefits

  • Cases of violence against women in Armenia have become more frequent

  • EU has again called on Belarus to introduce a moratorium on the death penalty

  • Homeless children in Georgia to be granted official status

  • Tajikistan forbids giving children names “degrading their honor and dignity”

World news

  • Estonian population continues to decline

  • Lithuania will not be able to increase its population to 3.5 million

  • By 2039 the population of Lithuania will shrink by 32%, in Latvia by 24%

  • Beijing wants to limit population to 23 million residents by 2020

  • In 17 European countries mortality exceeds fertility

  • China expecting a baby boom in the Year of the Monkey

  • The number of Muslims in the US will double by 2050

  • In Japan, world’s oldest man dies at 112

  • Pakistan does not pass bill banning child marriage

  • Experts at Davos Forum name the main risks of the next ten years

  • Will migrants bury Europe?

  • IMF sees benefits for the European economy from the influx of migrants

  • US Supreme Court will consider Obama’s plan to legalize migrants

  • First group of migrants from Cuba arrives in the US

  • Ukrainians, Vietnamese, and Russians make up the majority of foreigners in the Czech Republic

  • EU soon to have hot spots for registering refugees

  • Slovenia will restrict the entry of migrants

  • Two-thirds of Czech citizens oppose the admission of refugees

  • About 60% of migrants have little chance of getting refugee status in the EU

  • Germany sends back thousands of Ukrainian refugees

  • Italy blocks the delivery to Turkey of 3 billion euros for refugees

  • Danes “fighting” the influx of migrants with pork meatballs

  • Optimal age for having children is from 23 to 32 years

  • In the US the number of abortions going down

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Government allocate more than $4.5 billion to fight malaria

  • WHO will help countries to prepare for possible outbreaks of the Zika virus

  • Venezuelan Government has announced a large-scale crisis in the health sector

  • Does the midlife crisis not exist?

The newspapers write about…

  • “Realnoye Vremya” on Russia’s social problems through the eyes of Kudrin

  • “Financial Times” on the financial problems of the social support system

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on getting used to poverty

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on the impact of the economic downturn on human capital

  • “Polit.ru” on crises and mortality

  • “Stratfor” on the AIDS problem in Russia

  • “Izvestiya” on a proposal to include testing for HIV and hepatitis in state medical exams

  • “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” on an appeal not to have children

  • “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” on Russia’s place in the healthcare effectiveness rating

  • “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on the French healthcare system

  • “Izvestiya” on making foreigners pay for ambulances

  • “Vedomosti” on the migration crisis in the EU

  • “Slate.fr” on the New Year scandal with migrants and multiculturalism

  • “BBC” on courses for migrants in Finland

  • “Slon.ru” on the return home of refugees from Europe

  • “Novaya gazeta” and “The Guardian” on the expulsion of refugees from Norway to Russia

  • “Vedomosti” on the consequences of the departure of Russian guest workers

  • “Birzhevoy lider” on the brain drain from Ukraine

  • “24.kg” on the costs of a visa-free regime for Kirgizia

  • “Vecherniy Bishkek” on a proposal to abolish registration in Kirgizia

  • “Vedomosti” on pivotal universities

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on medical university graduates “working off” their education

  • “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on the accelerated aging of presidents

  • “Izvestiya” on obesity in Russia

  • “Izvestiya” on responsibility for adolescents for alcohol consumption

  • “RBK” on people “employed in who-knows-what”

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on the ban on consanguineous marriages in Tajikistan

  • “Slon.ru” on the problems of a society of long-livers

  • “Izvestiya” on a roster of Indigenous Peoples

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on a third sex

Read books and magazines

  • Healthcare in Russia. 2015

  • 2014 United Nations Demographic Yearbook

  • Labor migration and labor-intensive industries in Kirgizia and Tajikistan: opportunities for human development in Central Asia

  • World Population Ageing 2015

  • Key indicators of maternal and child health, child welfare service activities and obstetrics in the Russian Federation

  • Through the pages of the journals “Demograficheskoye Obozreniye” (“Demographic Review”) and “Rossiyskiy pediatricheskiy zhurnal” (“Russian Journal of Pediatrics”)

  • Contents of the journal “Population and Development Review”

Demographic digest

  • Cesarean sections and subsequent fertility

  • Urban fertility responses to local government programs: Evidence from the 1923-1932 U.S.

  • Measuring the effect of the timing of first birth on wages

  • Today's playmates are more like anime figures than real humans

Profession: researcher

  • The "work-family" balance in demographic and family policy. Meeting of the Demographic section of the Central House of Scientists of the RAS

Demoscope Weekly turns 15

  • What we’ve been up to over the past 15 years

Student page

  • HSE competition for admission to its Master's program

  • The latest meeting of Student Society “Demographer”

 
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