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Current topic: Jews in post-Soviet space: new demographic data

  • The number of Jews is decreasing, where they live is changing

  • Capital cities – places of concentration

  • Dynamics and differentiation of fertility

  • Rapid aging continues, but there is an exception – Azerbaijan

  • Destinations and sources of contemporary emigration

  • Some characteristics of migration from Russia to Israel

  • A reverse flow

  • The latest data

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

Russian demographic barometer

  • Demographic results of the first six months of 2016 (part 1)

  • Russia’s population continues to grow; as of July 1, 2016 it was 146,700,000 people, an increase of 0.08% over the first six months

  • Natural decrease shrank by 1.9 times, while net migration increased by 1.3 times compared to January-June 2015

  • In January-June 2016 0.2% more children were born than in the same period in 2015

  • In the first half of 2016 the number of registered marriages declined by 12%, while the number of divorces increased by 2% compared to the same period in 2015

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • A demographic portrait of the Jews of Azerbaijan, 1959-1989

  • Migrant families in the Russian Federation: the ethnic dimension (according to the censuses of 2002 and 2010)

  • An ethnic map of the Stavropol region: space-time dynamics over the last half century

  • The 2009 census in Kazakhstan: the question about religion

Take care of women!

  • Are abstinence programs a thing of the past?

  • HIV/AIDS. WHO newsletter #360

  • The negative consequences of adolescent abortion are greatly exaggerated

In the vastness of Russia

  • The number of deaths in Russia in the first six months decreased by 27,000 people

  • In St. Petersburg, the rise in mortality has stopped

  • The population of the Moscow Region increased by over 80,000 people over the past year

  • Life expectancy in the Moscow region has exceeded 72 years

  • The outflow of population from the Far East has decreased four-fold

  • Titov thinks it ridiculous to raise the retirement age at this stage

  • Instead of indexation, pensioners will receive a one-time payment

  • Medvedev has proposed to even out the country’s socio-economic situation

  • Duma proposes a preferential mortgage for newlyweds

  • Does Russia need a Ministry of the Family?

  • Unemployment in Russia fell to 5.3% in July

  • Moscow authorities plan to receive 12 billion rubles from migrants in 2016

  • Is double taxation driving migrants out of Moscow?

  • Novosibirsk authorities have banned migrant workers from driving buses and taxis

  • Ban on work for migrants has caused different reactions in Novosibirsk

  • Experts have found out where most migrants settle in Moscow

  • From January to July 2016, 10,180 people died in traffic accidents on Russian roads

  • Russian tuberculosis the deadliest in the world

  • Russia may allow the online sale of alcohol, tobacco and medicines

  • Ministry of Health explains its refusal to consider mortality an indicator of the quality of medical service

  • Demand for doctors in Russia has increased by 12 times over past five years

  • Government has allocated 1.5 billion rubles for medication for children with disabilities

  • Russia will create a single pharmaceutical register

  • Some medical devices may disappear from the Russian market

  • 80% of Russians ignore politics

World news

  • In 25 years of independence the population of Estonia has shrunk by 17%

  • The population of Ukraine as of July 1 was 42,658,000 people

  • The population of Kiev is 2,909,400 people

  • Life expectancy in Kazakhstan has increased by 4.4 years since the country became independent

  • Plan to raise Germany’s retirement age to 69 years

  • The retirement age for Israeli women may be increased to 70

  • About 4.5 million people in Nigeria are in need of food aid

  • According to Lukashenko, in Belarus only the lazy can’t earn money

  • Entrepreneur migrants in Germany have created over a million jobs

  • In the last 21 years, 144,000 people have received Latvian citizenship

  • Canada increasing the number of visas to citizens of China

  • About 60% of the population of Belgium consider the number of migrants excessive

  • In Italy, a call to penalize countries refusing to take migrants

  • In Kazakhstan, 29,500 official work permits issued to foreigners

  • In Kiev, about 300,000 daily commuters

  • Government of Mexico will restore “railroad for illegal migrants”

  • Cancer named the leading cause of death in 12 European countries

  • Twins live longer than other people

  • Watching TV can make a man infertile

  • Work dissatisfaction affects a person’s health after the age of 40

  • In Italy, a proposal to imprison parents imposing a vegan diet on their children

  • Bad ecology will cost the world $2.6 trillion annually

  • The growth of negative human impact on nature has slowed down

The newspapers write about…

  • “Vedomosti” on the demographic results of the first six months in Russia

  • “Gigamir” on the shrinking population of Eastern Europe

  • “REGNUM” on Ukraine’s demographic problems

  • “Izvestiya” on mortality as an indicator of the effectiveness of the activities of the Ministry of Health

  • “Lenta.ru” on inequality and health

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on the launching of anonymous HIV testing

  • “Primechaniya” on the consequences of shutting down NGOs involved in HIV prevention

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on vaccination

  • “Slon.ru” on the ethical side of medicine

  • “Vedomosti” and “Novye Izvestiya” on the bans on professions for migrants

  • “Vedomosti” on Chinese students in Russia

  • “InoSMI.RU” on Muslims in Europe

  • “Tages anzeiger” on the prospects for growth in the number of migrants from Africa and the Middle East

  • “Tages anzeiger” on transporting refugees from Egypt

  • “BKS Ekspress” on the problem of an aging population

  • “Forbes” on pension reform in Ukraine

  • “Chas” on how to become a resident of Riga and what that will give you

  • “Vedomosti” on the distinguishing features of Russian poverty

  • “RBK” on teachers’ salaries

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on divorce and dividing up property

  • “Newsweek” and “Novye Izvestiya” on female circumcision in Russia

  • “Obozrevatel.com” on genetically modified people

  • “Slon.ru” on the fertility rate of twins

  • “Gazeta.ru” on the consequences of bombing Hiroshima

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on mortality from bioweapons in the USSR

  • “Zerkalo Nedeli” on Ukraine’s civilizational path

Read books and magazines

  • Statistics of Road Traffic Accidents in Europe and North America

  • Netherlands. Health Systems in Transition

  • Demographic Yearbook of the Republic of Belarus

  • The Russian Economy in 2015

  • Readings on refugee law: decisions, documents, materials

  • Through the pages of the magazines “Narodonaseleniye”(“Population”) and “Obshchestvo i ekonomika”(“Society and Economics”)

  • Contents of the “Population Bulletin”

Demographic Digest

  • Introduction

  • Demographic metabolism at work

  • Quantifying economic dependency

  • A unified framework of demographic time

  • Estimating indicators of fertility timing from consecutive census data on children ever born

  • The determinants of the marriage market in Spain at the end of the XIX century

  • What is the influence of childhood exposure to cultural norms?

  • The role of segregation and community composition in explaining migrant fertility

  • Subjective life expectancy: differences by smoking, education and gender

Profession: researcher

  • 110 years since the birth of Boris Tsezarevich Urlanis

  • On the 110th anniversary of the birth of B.T. Urlanis

  • Correspondence with leaders

  • Happy birthday to Anatoly Ivanovich Antonov!

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