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Current topic: Family policy in developed countries

  • Modes of family policy seen through the eyes of researchers

  • Fertility and government attitudes to it in different countries of the world

  • Contemporary differences in family policy of developed countries

  • Ratios of family allowances and earnings

  • Conclusion

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

European demographic barometer

Social expenditure in the EU-28

  • Among G20 countries, the EU-28 spends the most on social protection - more than a quarter of GDP

  • In EU-28 countries, expenditure on social protection ranges from 14% of GDP in Latvia to 34% in France

  • The main source of expenditure for social protection is still social contributions and deductions, but their share fell in 2013

  • Two-thirds of expenditures on social protection in the EU-28 are associated with old age, disease and treatment

  • Net payments make up 92% of total social protection expenditure in the EU-28

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Employment of mothers in the first years of a child’s life: a review of studies of its impact on children’s development

  • The birth of a child as a factor in the income security of women. How large is Russia’s “motherhood penalty”?

  • Dynamics of total income and subjective perception of the material condition of Russian women in the first years after a child’s birth

  • Family policy in connection with fertility and the wellbeing of families with children. A data analysis by country

Take care of women!

  • The ban on abortion: a gross violation of women’s rights

  • The position of the Russia Ministry of Health on the issue of excluding abortion from Compulsory Health Insurance

  • Take care of girls!

In the vastness of Russia

  • In the past 10 years, life expectancy for women has increased by 4.4 years, for men – 6.6. years

  • Topilin believes that in the coming years life expectancy in Russia may reach 74 years

  • Life expectancy in Moscow will have risen to 78.7 years by 2020

  • All-Russian Civic Forum will seek a model of the welfare state

  • Russia needs state insured pension combined with a funded one created by citizens themselves

  • Over 40% of Russians have begun saving money on food in past six months

  • Will real incomes of Russians recover by the end of 2018?

  • Ministry of Labor proposes to temporarily stop indexing maternity capital

  • Regions to be allocated funds for support of large families

  • In Russia, a strategy may be developed for promoting the interests of women

  • Among Russia’s large cities, Moscow leads in “family sustainability index”

  • In Russia, the number of registered unemployed has decreased

  • Ministry of Economic Development expects to reduce unemployment rate in Russia to 5.7% by 2019

  • In Russia work 40% of all labor migrants from Ukraine

  • In Moscow, there are about 1.37 million foreigners

  • Will migrants in Russia not be held liable for a first offense?

  • Russia may reduce quota for temporary residence of foreigners

  • Rospotrebnadzor names diseases migrants bring to St. Petersburg

  • Russians still have negative stereotype of migrants

  • Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan named most sober regions of Russia

  • Ministry of Health is against lowering minimum retail price for vodka

  • Russian universities to get “anti-smoking” rooms

  • The number of victims of road accidents in Russia in the first nine months decreased by 13.4%

  • Mortality on Russian roads decreasing faster than forecasted

  • Head of Ministry of Labor proposes counselling instead of abortion ban

  • Government sends bill on baby box ban back for reworking

  • Authorities propose to vaccinate children against rotavirus infection before traveling to Sochi

  • Chief transplant surgeon forecasts increase in requests for lung transplants

  • About 23 million adult Russians will undergo state medical exam this year

  • Experts warn of spending cuts on Russian health care

  • In Russian, budget expenditures on maternal and child health will be reduced threefold

  • Russia’s 2010 heat wave was one of the deadliest in the world

World news

  • Over the past 25 years life expectancy has increased in 191 countries by an average of 10 years

  • By the year 2030 China will have more than 500 million people over 60 years old

  • The population of Ukraine is 42,642,400 people

  • Do Germans have few children due to “high” cost of children?

  • In Scotland starting in 2017 authorities will give babies a box with gifts

  • 58.3% of Ukrainians live below the poverty line

  • IOM reports poverty of internally displaced persons in Ukraine

  • Germany decides to cut social benefits for migrants

  • New Zealand tightens immigration policy

  • Latvia simplifies entry of labor into country

  • Belarus and EU to sign declaration on migration cooperation

  • New UN Secretary-General calls for distributing refugees throughout world

  • Merkel promises Niger ˆ17 million to fight illegal migration

  • Costa Rica and Panama are asking for international assistance due to migration crisis

  • More than 317,000 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe by sea in 2016

  • 30,000 Kazakhstan citizens leaving the country each year for permanent residence abroad

  • Child mortality in Tajikistan has been halved

  • In Latvia, women go crazy more often than men, but men more often hit the bottle

  • Single-parent families affect the appearance of bad habits in children

  • Every seven seconds in the world a girl under 15 gets married

  • Hillary Clinton supports lifting restrictions on abortions and same-sex marriage

  • Marine Le Pen has promised to deal with same-sex marriage

  • In Mexico, a petition against gay marriage has gathered almost 600,000 signatures

  • There is nonetheless a limit to human life

The newspapers write about…

  • “Life” on family policy

  • “Kommersant” on the adoption of orphans

  • “REGNUM” on the baby-box ban and other initiatives of Mizulina

  • “Russkaya vesna” on abortion and the fight against it

  • “Gazeta Wyborcza” on the consequences of the “Stop abortion” project in Poland

  • “Kommersant” on anonymous obstetrics

  • “RBK” on saving money on maternal and child health

  • “RBK” on financing medicine and education

  • “Kommersant” on life expectancy in Russia

  • “Izvestiya” on reducing alcohol consumption in Russia

  • “TASS” on banning the sale of alcohol in Yakut villages

  • “Life” on the “Safe Work” program

  • “RBK” on mortality growth in hospitals

  • “Kommersant” on the ranking of doctors

  • “Novaya Gazeta” on aging

  • “BKS Ekspress” on the US economy and demography

  • “Polit.ru” on migration and demography in Germany

  • “EastRussia” on demographic development of the Far East

  • “Rosbalt” and “Birzhevoy Lider” on emigration from Russia

  • “Ekonomika sevodnya” on the consequences of introducing a visa regime between Russia and Ukraine

  • “iq.hse.ru” on migration: 5 facts

  • “Novosti Federatsii” on “Russia for Russians”

  • “Rosbalt” on migrant-phobia

  • “Kommersant” on the unemployed in the US

  • “RBK” on labor equality of women

  • “RBK” on the (almost forgotten) shuttle merchants

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on gray income

  • “Vedomosti” on the outlook of former Russian Germans

  • “Polit.Ru” on the deportations of peoples

  • “Gazeta.ua” on the victims of the Holodomor

  • “Izvestiya” on crime in Russia

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” and “Kommersant” on obesity

  • “Gazeta.Ru” on Family Day

Read books and magazines

  • Effectiveness of Russian demographic policy

  • Emigration from Russia at the turn of the 21st century

  • Guidelines for using administrative sources and sample surveys to measure international migration in the CIS countries

  • Women of Russia in the 21st century. Gender studies.

  • Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2016

  • Through the pages of the journals “Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya” (“Sociological Studies”) and “Problemy prognozirovaniya” (“Problems of Forecasting”)

  • Contents of the journal “Demography”

Demographic digest

  • Do restrictive asylum and visa policies increase irregular migration into Europe?

  • Gendered Authorship and Demographic Research: An Analysis of 50 Years of Demography

  • BONUS: Scientific reviewers come out of the shadows

Profession: researcher

  • Sociological methods in the study of fertility. Meeting of the Demographic section of the Central House of Scientists of the RAS

  • 80 years since the birth of Boris Borisovich Prokhorov

  • Lyudmila Petrovna Shakhotko has left us

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