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Current topic: 2015 Microcensus casts doubt on effectiveness of measures to stimulate fertility

  • Seven most extensive polls of Russian women on the number of children born

  • Data correction of 2015 Microcensus

  • Comparative analysis of the results of 7 polls

  • Inter-ethnic differences in fertility in Russia: long-term trends

  • How pronatalist demographic policy has affected the fertility level among different peoples

  • Comparison of the results of surveys in 2002, 2010 and 2015 according to the main educational categories

  • Brief summary

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

Eurasian demographic barometer

CIS Youth: A demographic portrait

  • The population of the CIS countries aged 15-29 years declined by 2015 to 62 million people, or 22% of the total population

  • In the CIS countries, the proportion of young people who have never been married is growing, and the average age at first marriage is increasing

  • The mean age of mothers at first birth is increasing, but differences persist in the level of fertility

  • At the 2014 mortality rate, CIS girls aged 15 will live on average another 62 years, boys another 53, while at age 30 the corresponding numbers are 48 and 39 years, respectively

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Transformation of the family in Russia and China: A Comparative Analysis

  • Values of parenthood: structure, types, resources

  • Nigeria’s Population Bomb

Q&A

  • Back in the USSR?

  • Foreigners in Russia: Welcome – or No Trespassing?

  • Results of the year: 10 labor market trends

  • Sexual problems top the list of taboo subjects

In the vastness of Russia

  • Natural population increase for the first 9 months was more than 18,000 people

  • Medvedev orders development of measures to increase fertility in Russia

  • Mortality in Russia must be reduced by 200-300 thousand per year

  • Galushka calls the demographic dynamics of the Far East the best in 25 years

  • The North Caucasus is losing its leading position in fertility

  • New pension system will free up funds for medicine

  • IMF recommends that Russian Federation increase the retirement age

  • Kudrin calls the idea of raising the retirement age the basis of the Center for Strategic Development forecast

  • New head of the Economic Development Ministry has complained about the poverty of the population

  • Almost 5 million Russians earn a monthly salary of less than 125 dollars

  • Russia’s key problems are the economy and health care

  • Russians have begun eating less meat, fish and dairy products

  • Registering a marriage has been made easier for residents of St. Petersburg

  • Large families in Moscow will receive benefits until their children come of age

  • Russians are ready to grant citizenship to foreign scholars, teachers and qualified specialists

  • Around 2.5 million citizens of Ukraine living in Russia

  • Ministry of Labor proposes to give the Far East the highest quota for employing foreigners

  • In Russia, fewer places of legal assistance for immigrants

  • Ethanol will no longer be sold retail

  • Onishchenko calls the drinking of kids’ champagne disgraceful

  • Russia to expand list of places where smoking is prohibited

  • Ministry of Labor does not support idea of longer working days for smokers

  • In one year Russians have spent 2.5 billion rubles on anti-smoking medication

  • Children’s Ombudsman proposes alternative to the “Mantoux test”

  • List of essential drugs may be expanded during the year

  • A proposal to penalize ambulance doctors for return visits

  • Ministry of Health to introduce new rules for drug sales over internet

  • Medical online services to appear in Russia

  • Receiving treatment abroad at the expense of the state will become easier

  • In Moscow has appeared a database with descriptions of patients without documents

World news

  • The population of the Baltic States continues to decline

  • Fertility in Finland is falling, but the population is growing

  • Average life expectancy for men in Kirgizia is 8 years less than for women

  • Average life expectancy of the Chinese will rise to 77 years

  • In Latvia, a decreasing number of registered marriages

  • A growing number of needy in Latvia

  • Mongolia forbids provincials to live in the capital

  • In Lithuania, the scale of emigration has risen again

  • A third of re-emigrants were disappointed by Latvia

  • Francois Fillon demands stricter immigration laws in France

  • In 2016 55,000 illegal migrants left Germany

  • German Interior Ministry hopes to increase the number of expelled migrants in 2017

  • The number of migrants arriving in Sweden has decreased by 80%

  • Austria wants to cut migrant quota in half

  • Turkish Kurds seeking asylum in Germany

  • Cuba welcomes US decision on illegal Cuban migrants

  • In Bulgaria, around 19,000 illegal migrants detained over past year

  • Mexico will not pay for wall on US border

  • Qatar opens universities for migrants

  • Starting January 1, 2017 Kirgiz citizens will receive access to medical insurance in Russia

  • WHO estimates annual cost of harm from smoking at $1 trillion

  • Japan struggling with increased mortality from working overtime

  • Mortality level of young people in Ukraine is several times higher than in European countries

  • Prophylactic examinations are often perfunctory

  • In the Philippines, 6 million women to be given contraceptives

  • Pope Francis denounces women having abortions for the sake of a good figure

  • Aging begins at age 39

  • In Taiwan, bill on same-sex marriage approved in first reading

  • By 2050 will marriage between a human and a robot be legal?

The newspapers write about…

  • “TASS” on measures to support fertility

  • “Novaya Gazeta” on a “Day of Silence” in the Yaroslavl region

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on taking children from their families

  • “Vek” on childlessness in Europe

  • “Kommersant” on a development strategy for 2018-2024

  • “Les Echos” on Russia’s shrinking middle class

  • “Gazeta.ru” on the risks of poverty in Russia

  • “Izvestiya” on an alternative to raising the retirement age

  • “Kommersant” on an “audit” of the measures against AIDS in Russia

  • “RBK” on a strategy to combat HIV

  • “Kommersant” on the RAS’ vision of the fight against HIV

  • “Videnskab” on a new cure for HIV

  • “Kommersant”, “RBK” and “Polit.ru” on the Ministry of Health’s anti-smoking measures

  • “Russkaya Sluzhba BBC” on a possible repeal of Obamacare

  • “Novaya Gazeta” on the terrorist attack with a truck in Berlin

  • “Ekho Moskvy” on refugees and terrorism

  • “Bild” on the need for migrant holding centers outside the EU

  • “Kommersant” on the policy of granting asylum to Cubans in the USA

  • “Delfi.Iv” on the consequences of emigration from Lithuania

  • “Kommersant-Lifestyle” on emigration and emigration moods in Russia

  • “Svobodnaya Pressa” on the harm of migrants for the Russian economy

  • “Novaya Gazeta” and “REGNUM” on temporary registration in Kazakhstan

  • “Russkaya Sluzhba BBC” and “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on Belarus’ introduction of a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries

  • “IA MagadaMedia” on Priority Development Areas and benefits for settlers in the Far East

  • “Izvestiya” on professional standards for personnel implementing national policy

  • “Kommersant” on results of the Unified State Examination and the prices of apartments in Moscow

  • “The Epoch Times” on the water problem

  • “Aftenposten” on smokescreen marriages in China

  • “Life” on rape in Germany at the end of the war

  • “Aftenposten” on negative body image

Read books and magazines

  • Health at a glance: Europe 2016 ? state of health in the EU cycle

  • Teen motherhood: the demographic aspect of the problem

  • Women and men of Russia. 2016

  • Demographic Yearbook of Kazakhstan

  • Malignant tumors in Russia in 2015 (morbidity and mortality)

  • Through the pages of the journals “Narodonaseleniye” (“Population”) and “Obozrevatel” (“The Observer”)

  • Contents of the journal “Demographic Research”

Demographic Digest

  • Pensions and fertility: back to the roots

  • Superstitions, religiosity and secularization: an analysis of the periodic oscillations of weddings in Italy

  • BONUS: Outstanding examples of the visualization of demographic data

Profession: researcher

  • Demography at the 7th Gaidar Forum

  • 85 years since the birth of Arnold Leonidovich Perkovsky

  •    A.L. Perkovsky. On studying mortality and life expectancy in Russia in the 18th century

 

 
 
 
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