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Current topic: Objective and perceived effects of immigration

  • Who goes to developed countries

  • The objective influence of migration: the labor market

  • The fiscal effects of immigration

  • Immigration and subjective well-being

  • Conclusion

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

Eurasian demographic barometer

  • The demographic situation in the CIS countries, 2014

  • At the beginning of 2015 the CIS had a population of 282 million people

  • The natural increase of the CIS population continues to grow - in 2014 it came to 1.15 million people, or 4.1 ‰

  • In 2014, 4.3 million people were born in the CIS, 2.1% more than in 2013

  • The number of deaths in the CIS countries increased by 0.3% compared with the year 2013

  • The main causes of death are cardiovascular diseases, cancer and external causes

  • The median age of the population is from 20 years in Tajikistan to 40 in Ukraine

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • The global economic crisis and the migrant labor market

  • The attitude to immigration and the subjective well-being of the host population

  • Collection of data on labor migration in the course of sample surveys of the population

  • Banning entry into the Russian Federation as a mechanism of regulating migration processes

Take care of women!

  • The Pope authorizes the use of contraception in special cases

  • Condoms can save lives

  • In Russia sales of condoms have increased during the crisis

In the vastness of Russia

  • Moscow’s population has reached 12.3 million people

  • In Russia, life expectancy has increased to 71.22 years

  • In 2015, average life expectancy in the capital was 77 years

  • Russia expecting changes in mortality patterns

  • The number of divorces has decreased in Moscow by 2% over the past five years

  • Bashkiria postpones consideration of bill on early marriages

  • A proposal to deprive the regions of the right to regulate the marriage age

  • In Russian in 2015 only 662 children were adopted by foreigners

  • New proposals have been prepared for simplifying the acquisition of Russian citizenship

  • There will be no influx of refugees from the Middle East into Russia

  • The adaptation of migrants may be transferred to the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs

  • In Moscow the Center for the Adaptation of Children of Refugees has had its premises taken away

  • Moscow Migration Center has introduced monopoly on the medical examination of migrants

  • Ministry of Health has developed a draft strategy for the fight against HIV

  • Regions to be prohibited from imposing restrictions on the sale of alcohol

  • Due to alcohol price increases, Russians have begun drinking less

  • In traffic accidents in Russia drivers die more often, but it’s passengers who are more often injured

  • Mortality from cancer in Russia has increased by 4.1%

  • Before the end of the year Chechnya may prohibit abortion

  • Skvortsova has prepared proposals to combat non-communicable diseases

  • Disability from cardiovascular disease has decreased fourfold over last 5 years

  • Over half of Russians were ill with the flu or a cold over the winter

  • In Moscow, seasonal injuries down by 25%

  • One in three Russians is considered practically healthy

  • Employers may be required to give staff time off for state medical exams

  • State Duma supports amendments to help protect incapacitated patients

  • One in five private clinics in Russia is ready to provide free assistance

Eurasian panorama

  • The population of Kazakhstan has exceeded 17.6 million

  • The resident population of Kirgizia comes to 6,020,000

  • Tajikistan’s population at the beginning of this year came to 8,547,400

  • The proportion of men in the population of Belarus remains unchanged at 46.5%

  • Ministry of Labor of Moldova insists on raising the retirement age

  • Cumulative pension system covers more than 6 millions workers of Kazakhstan

  • One in four Ukrainians is poor

  • On the basis of 2015 results, poverty of Ukrainians will be total

  • Real incomes in Azerbaijan have decreased by almost 50%

  • Real incomes of the population of Moldova are decreasing

  • Per capita income of well-to-do households in Tajikistan has increased by 30%

  • Kazakhstan to allocate 100 billion tenge for job creation

  • Last year Kirgizia created 10,500 jobs

  • Millionaires have been denied Moldovan citizenship

  • State Duma ratifies agreement between Russia and Kirgizia concerning the stays of their citizens

  • 50,000 ethnic Kirgiz have returned to Kirgizia since 1991

  • Over 20,000 Kazakhstanis have left to work in Russia

  • 76,000 Kirgiz taken off FMS “black” list

  • Migrant workers in Azerbaijan come from 118 countries

  • Ukrainian refugees in Russia will be proposed to resettle in Siberia and the Far East

  • Migrant workers give Ukraine more money than all international donors

  • Remittances from migrant workers to Kirgizia have gone down by 28%

  • Conflict in Ukraine has directly affected the lives of 580,000 children

  • Global Fund allocates Belarus $5 million for the treatment of patients with tuberculosis and HIV

  • In Georgia over 40% of the population smokes

  • Ministry of Health of Abkhazia denounces new law banning abortion

  • Kirgizia introducing new vaccination of children against pneumonia and meningitis

  • In Kazakhstan, an increased number of people refusing vaccination

  • Uzbekistan adopts “Year of the healthy mother and child” program

  • Russia to allocate $1.43 million for the health of Tajikistan’s babies

  • Georgian citizens who have died abroad will be repatriated free of charge

  • US ready to assist Georgia in fight against domestic violence

World news

  • Sweden records highest ever population growth

  • A list has been made of the most populous cities in 2050

  • Vienna recognized as world’s best city for quality of life

  • Retirement age for women in Israel could be raised in January, 2017

  • Lithuanians getting married later

  • Greeks protest against pension reform

  • Starvation threatens 50,000 people in Nigeria

  • By 2050 robots will have replaced people in the workplace

  • Merkel says that she wants to save the Schengen zone

  • Medvedev calls EU’s migration policy a big mistake

  • Is uncontrolled migration in Europe linked to terrorism?

  • Finland’s migration policy will affect interethnic marriages

  • The number of migrants in Chile has doubled over 10 years

  • Portugal wants to take in 10,000 migrants to improve its demographic situation

  • Most EU citizens support the idea of an equitable distribution of refugees

  • Macedonia closes its borders to citizens of Afghanistan

  • Austria has decided on daily quotas for migrants

  • Germany needs a legislative basis for admission of legal refugees

  • US court opposes ban on entry of refugees from Syria

  • In Lithuania, signatures being collected for abolition of law on the admission of refugees

  • Residents of Estonia are ready to sacrifice visa-free travel to Europe for the sake of limiting the flow of refugees

  • UN urges Turkey to admit about 70,000 refugees

  • Germans don’t see Ankara as a reliable partner on the issue of migration

  • Thousands of Iraqis have withdrawn their applications for asylum in Finland

  • Czech President proposes to create a European army in connection with the influx of refugees

  • Lithuania will shorten the hours for selling alcohol

  • Both a lack of and an excess of sleep are bad for the heart

  • Doctors deny that Zika virus is involved in the appearance of microcephaly

  • Air pollution causes the deaths of 5.5 million people a year

  • US and Nigeria are both on the list of countries experiencing a shortage of fresh water

  • Finnish Parliament finally allows gay couples to officially marry

  • Sex at a mature age improves brain function

The newspapers write about…

  • “RBK” and “Nakanune.RU” on the demographic situation in Russia

  • “Forbes” on Russian mortality from alcohol

  • “Izvestiya” and “Novye izvestiya” on the reduction of alcohol consumption in Russia

  • “RIA AMI” on mortality from heart disease

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on vitamin deficiencies and the risk of cancer

  • “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on the congress on reproductive medicine

  • “The Guardian” on the problem of AIDS in Russia

  • “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on people’s opinions on health care spending

  • “Novosti Belarusi” on the salaries of doctors in Belarus

  • “Vedomosti” on the differentiation of the pension system

  • “Sovetskaya Belorussiya” on retirement and pension issues

  • “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on bishops against abortion

  • “GeekTimes” on the possibility of getting rich off divorce

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on adultery

  • “REGNUM” on transformable kindergartens and schools

  • “RBK” on the problems of Russian education

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on the values of the Russian population

  • “BBC Russkaya sluzhba” on the morality police in Iran

  • “Le Figaro” on the future of the Schengen zone

  • “BBC Capital” on Australia’s immigration policy

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on imams for migrant workers

  • “Kommersant-Vlast” on the children of foreigners deported from Russia

  • “Novaya gazeta” on the social face of the “Russian world”

  • “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” on the attitude of Russian Germans to refugees

  • “Sveriges Radio” on making money off of refugees

  • “Publico.es” on refugees and polygamy

  • “Izvestiya”, “Velikaya epokha” and “Nakanune.RU” on attracting migrants to the Far East

  • “RBK” on the situation in mono-towns

  • “Vedomosti” on the prohibition of new construction in several cities in the Moscow region

Read books and magazines

  • Social status and the standard of living of the Russian population. 2015

  • Scattered by the wind

  • Ethnic markets in Russia: a trading space and a meeting place

  • The Population of Ukraine: Demographic components of human development

  • Reporting on the progress in the global response to AIDS in 2015

  • Through the pages of the magazines “Migratsiya XXI vek” (“Migration in the XXI Century”) and “Akusherstvo i ginekologiya” (“Obstetrics and Gynecology”)

  • Contents of the “Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies”

Demographic Digest

  • A Long-Standing Demographic East–West Divide in Germany

  • Birth Order and Mortality: A Population-Based Cohort Study

  • Meet the Robin Hood of Science

Profession: researcher

  • Demographic forecasts and development scenarios of the pension system. Meeting of the Demographic section of the Central House of Science of the RAS

  • 105 years since the birth of Viktor Vasilevich Petrov


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