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## 709-710

Current topic: Such is old age…

  • Happiness index as a measure of social inclusion

  • Problems of the “third age”

  • The availability of health care services

  • Material security

  • Horizontal communication and social activity

  • All alone

  • Conclusions

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

Global demographic barometer

The aging of the population and sustainable development

  • The share of the elderly population will continue to grow in the coming decades in all regions of the world

  • The proportion of the world’s population 65 and older is 1% in the UAE and 27% in Japan

  • More and more countries are concerned about the aging of the population

  • The life of the elderly varies significantly by region of the world

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • “Normal labor potential” and age discrimination

  • Labor activity of the retirement-age population as a factor of social and economic development of the territory

  • Labor activity of a population’s “third age” in conditions of demographic aging of the population (using the example of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia))

  • The social exclusion of older age groups: socio-economic aspects

Take care of women!

  • HIV testing at home in 20 minutes

  • Rospotrebnadzor Head: HIV testing in the regions does not reveal risk groups

  • Distance education in family planning

In the vastness of Russia

  • The demographic situation in Russia is on the verge of a negative turning point

  • The number of births is rapidly declining

  • Declining fertility: the most difficult challenge in 2017

  • In Moscow over past 10 months more than 11,000 marriages with foreigners

  • The poverty rate in Russia is much higher than the official one

  • Government adopts strategy of action in the interests of senior citizens

  • Most Russians are not sure their state pension will suffice

  • The funded part of the pension is being “frozen” for the years 2017-2019

  • Ministry of Labor will propose to extend the maternity capital after 2018

  • The Government has increased support for large families

  • Topilin urges the regions to continue payout for third child

  • Proposal in Russia to cancel the monetization of benefits

  • Golikova says Reserve Fund will be completely exhausted in 2017

  • Over 50% of Russians would like their children to work in defense and

  • law enforcement agencies

  • State Duma gives citizens of ex-USSR three more years to receive Russian citizenship

  • State Duma asked to simplify the acquisition of Russian citizenship even further

  • Should the issuing of permanent residence permits not be left to a lottery?

  • The number of asylum requests in the USA has reached a 22-year high

  • Seasonal migrant workers are again drawn to Russia

  • Highly skilled foreign workers are leaving St Petersburg

  • Work licenses paid for by migrants have brought 1.5 times more than last year into budget coffers

  • Putin instructs government to determine which state body should be responsible for the adaptation of migrants

  • Interior Ministry reports shortage of funds for the expulsion of migrant workers from the country

  • Kuban “tops” rating of Russia’s regions by traffic mortality

  • Russia’s current rates of infant and maternal mortality are the lowest in the country’s history

  • Golodets instructs Ministry of Health to establish order in the treatment of cancer patients

  • The annual number of abortions in Russia has decreased by 200,000 since 2012

  • Government rejects idea of excluding abortion from the Compulsory Health Insurance system

  • Medical establishments will be required to obtain special license for abortions

  • Flu epidemic has begun in Russia

  • Russians will be able to officially renounce posthumous organ donation

  • Starting in 2018 over 1 million people will receive high-tech medical care

  • In Russia, a proposal to create a register of the mentally ill

  • Russia’s Health Care system likened to that of third world countries

  • Russia and Japan will cooperate in three areas of health care

  • In 2018, salaries of doctors will be twice the national average

  • Half of Russian women are against the decriminalization of family beatings

  • Russians consider traditional values the key to a happy life

World news

  • World population exceeds 7.4 billion people

  • Ukraine’s population over the next 20 years will shrink by 20%

  • Life expectancy in the US has dropped for the first time in 20 years

  • China registers highest fertility since the beginning of the 21 st century

  • Chinese researchers recommend that country continue easing demographic policy

  • By 2020, 20% of South Korea’s population will be over 65

  • In 2055 the number of China’s elderly will reach 400 million

  • Lithuania has lost almost one million inhabitants since gaining independence

  • Will Estonia’s census based on an electronic register lead to political errors?

  • EU to allocate ˆ36 million to fight poverty

  • Japanese Government fighting labor shortages in agriculture with the help of foreigners

  • The issue of visa liberalization is important not only for Georgia but also for the EU

  • Will the abolition of visas to the EU complicate Georgia’s migration situation?

  • Mexico does not intend to pay for a wall on the border with the US

  • Brexit: Is it migration control?

  • UK records highest migration from EU countries

  • EU countries stress the importance of implementing migration agreements with Turkey

  • Germans consider migrants the country’s main problem

  • Merkel promises not to allow an influx of refugees into Germany

  • Bundestag tightens requirements for social benefits for migrants

  • Merkel seeks partial ban of the burqa and the niqab

  • UN reports abductions, rape and torture of migrants in Libya

  • Lithuania does not want to make it easier for foreigners to get jobs

  • Tajikistan asks Russia to facilitate the legalization of Tajik migrants

  • Tajikistan has developed a Russian History textbook for migrants

  • In Kirgizia, protest against removing “Ethnic group” from passports

  • Canada does not advise its citizens to visit the North Caucasus and the south of Russia

  • One in three men and one in four women in the world are victims of cancer

  • Maternal mortality in Latvia is the highest in the EU

  • Berlin: Germany’s best city in terms of infant and maternal mortality

  • British scientists are pushing for children from three parents

  • In France, a proposal to introduce penalties for anti-abortion agitation

The newspapers write about…

  • “Parlamentskaya Gazeta” on the demographic situation in Russia

  • “Kommersant” on the Government’s lack of support for banning abortions from Compulsory Health Insurance

  • “Metro” and “Pravmir” on abortion

  • “Ekho Moskvy” on the non-production of condoms in Bogolyubovo

  • “Parlamentskaya Gazeta” on baby boxes

  • “Lenta.ru” on marriage, divorce and alimony in the USSR

  • “RBK” on the real costs of education and health

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on Russian healthcare

  • “Russkaya Sluzhba BBC” on Russia’s low healthcare rating

  • “RBK” on the closing of rural hospitals

  • ‘Life” on the benefits of mass health examinations and the price of a human life

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on drug insurance

  • “Otkrytaya Rossiya” on the myth of Russian drunkenness

  • “Novaya Gazeta” on surrogate alcohol

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on NGOs and the AIDS problem in Russia

  • “Kommersant” on how Chapaevsk is combatting AIDS and health workers

  • “Kommersant” and “RIA Novosti” on migration in Russia

  • “Izvestiya” on the lowering of quotas for foreign workers

  • “Life” on medical treatment of Ukrainian refugees

  • “Vedomosti” on Trump’s anti-immigration policy

  • “Meduza” on the abolition of the kafala system in Qatar

  • “PolitKlinika” on migration in Kirgizia

  • “Radio Praha” on emigration from Russia

  • “Polit.ru” on the Russian nation

  • “Publico.es” on Soviet and post-Soviet conflicts

  • “Izvestiya” on Russian human capital

  • “Polit.ru” on poverty and social support

  • “Russkaya Sluzhba BBC” on the “working poor” in the UK

  • “Vesti Ekonomika” on 25 million jobs for Americans

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on religion and prosperity

  • “Gazeta.Ru” on reclusive hikikomori

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on geriatrics

  • “RBK” on non-Moscow tenants in Moscow

  • “Polit.ru” on Cherepovets: no longer a single-industry town

  • “Kommersant” on a ranking of the environmental management of cities

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on useless medicines

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the benefits of playing Pokemon

Read books and magazines

  • World Population 2016

  • Republic of Bashkortostan. Demographic report. Issue 2

  • OECD labour force statistics 2015

  • The state of cancer care in Russia in 2015

  • Socially significant disease of Russia’s population in 2015

  • Through the pages of the journals “Demograficheskoye Obozreniye” ("Demographic Review") and “Ekonomika i organizatsiya promyshlennovo proizvodstva (EKO)” ("Economics and Organization of Industrial Production (IVF)")

  • Contents of the journal “International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health”

Demographic Digest

  • A Tale of Two Crises: Migration and Terrorism after the Paris Attacks

  • Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants

  • BONUS: Post-publication reviewing in Demography

Profession: researcher

  • Demography at the Russian Economic Congress

  • The contribution of B.Ts. Urlanis to the development of demographic science. Meeting of the Demographic section of the Central House of Scientists of the RAS

  • 120 years since the birth of Yuri Avksentevich Korchak-Chepurkovsky

  • Y.A. Korchak-Chepurkovsky. On the influence of individual causes of death on mortality in the working age

New in the reading room

"Demographic studies" series

  • Factors of Fertility (1971)

  • Fertility (problems in its study) (1976)

Satirical article

  • The Snow Maiden under the roof. A Christmas story

 

 
 
 
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