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Current topic: Has the potential of structural factors of fertility growth been exhausted? Part 2

  • Maternity in Russia has almost stopped aging

  • The restructuring of the age model of fertility in rural areas is lagging

  • Stagnation of the probability of first births and the growth of large families in Russia

  • Cohort fertility: cause for gladness or grief?

  • Links to related topics

  • · Topics of previous issues

European demographic barometer

Families with children and their social protection in the EU-28

  • In the EU-28 live 65.6 million families with children - 30% of the total number of households

  • Expenditures for the social protection of families with children make up 2.4% of EU-28 GDP

  • Expenditures for the social protection of families with children in 2014 came to 3,463 euros for a child under 18 years of age

  • Two-thirds of the costs of social protection of families with children in the EU-28 are directed to cash benefits, but the share of assistance in kind is growing

  • Three quarters of the funds for the social protection of families with children are provided without proof of income

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Desired and real fertility in Tropical Africa

  • Demographic potential and the stimulation of fertility

  • Interethnic marriages in Kazakhstan: an assessment of preferences using a matrix of interethnic distances

Take care of women!

  • Views on sexuality and gender in Eastern and Central Europe

In the vastness of Russia

  • The population of Novosibirsk has surpassed 1.6 million people

  • Putin reports decline in fertility in Russia

  • Putin has declared a need to support fertility, but has not specified by what measures

  • The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Labor argue over measures to stimulate fertility

  • The issue of raising the retirement age is being discussed, but has not yet been resolved

  • The Russian regions getting poorer faster

  • Is the minimum salary in Russia less than in Honduras?

  • Medvedev promises to send 5 billion rubles for the construction of new schools in the North Caucasus

  • Putin approves new amendments to the Labor Code

  • In Russia, a proposal to allow permanent registration at one’s place of work

  • State Duma passes law on the registration of biometric passports through MFCs

  • (Multifunctional Centers)

  • The rise in price of a passport to 5,000 rubles will not reduce tourism abroad

  • Ministry of Internal Affairs may simplify citizenship acquisition procedure for foreign honor students

  • Migration growth in Russia has fallen by a third

  • 15% of Russians thinking about emigrating

  • Seventeen subjects of the Russian Federation want to withdraw from the compatriot resettlement program

  • Ministry of Internal Affairs submits bill to State Duma on obligatory fingerprinting of migrants

  • In Russia has appeared a service to help Old Believer migrants

  • Foreign doctors applying for jobs in Russia

  • Patients without a Moscow residence permit may be deprived of HIV drugs

  • Russians have begun drinking and smoking less

  • Chief narcologist of the Russian Federation does not consider Moscow one of the most heavily drinking regions

  • In Moscow, 280,000 cancer patients

  • The increase in the number of cancer patients in Moscow is explained by the high life expectancy

  • Skvortsova tells what children in Russia die from

  • Ministry of Health starts program to motivate children three years and older to lead a healthy lifestyle

  • Mortality from strokes and heart attacks in hospitals declining by 8% per year

  • As of July 1, electronic sick leave certificates will not be implemented everywhere

  • Russian Ministry of Health suggests limiting the use of antibiotics

  • Doctors from state medical care running to the private sector

World news

  • Global life expectancy has risen by 6 years since 1990

  • Demographers forecasting a reduction in the population of Ukraine to 30 million by 2050

  • One in five children in industrially developed countries lives in poverty

  • In Latvia, more than 39,000 large families

  • In 2016 more than 110,000 people were granted German citizenship

  • Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ready to introduce visas with Russia

  • Over a thousand Ukrainians immediately took advantage of visa-free travel regime in EU

  • British entrepreneurs fear the introduction of a visa regime with the EU

  • According to Merkel, “isolation and the building of walls” will not solve the problem of immigration

  • US government ends protection of undocumented immigrant parents

  • Italy ready to grant citizenship to immigrant children

  • EU agreement with Turkey has reduced flow of refugees across the Turkish border by 97%

  • In Austria, a proposal to block Mediterranean migrant route

  • Outflow of migrants from Bulgaria continues

  • UN calls for 13-fold increase in number of places for resettlement of refugees

  • Czech Republic does not intend to change its position on refugees

  • Refugees in Germany have begun travelling to their home countries more often

  • About 80% of refugees arrived in Belarus from Ukraine

  • 106,000 Tajik migrants will be able to return to Russia again

  • The number of dead from cholera in Yemen has surpassed 700 people

  • In Italy, a significant increase in the numbers of cases of measles

  • UNICEF compares health of children in 40 countries

  • One in five children in France suffers from excessive thinness

  • Physicians name USA “fattest” country in world

  • Are bacteria ending the era of antibiotics?

  • In Tajikistan, doctors forbidden to take money from pharmaceutical companies

  • Authorities in India have advised pregnant women to abstain from meat and thoughts about sex

The newspapers write about…

  • “FederalPress” on population themes in the President’s call-in show

  • “RIA Novosti” on Russia’s demographic problems

  • “Polit.ru” and “Kommersant” on the future of the maternity capital

  • “Vedomosti”, “m24.ru” and “Svobodnaya Pressa” on supporting fertility

  • “iq.hse.ru” on alcohol-related mortality

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on alcohol consumption in Russia’s regions

  • “Vechernyaya” Moskva” on AIDS

  • “RFI” on AIDS prevention and obscurantism

  • “Kommersant” on problems of the federal AIDS center

  • “Kommersant” on a strategy for combating hepatitis C

  • “Forbes” on the medical services market

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on problems of rural medicine

  • “Izvestiya” on the health of Russian children

  • “RBK” on refugees in the world

  • “Die Welt” on deporting migrants from the EU

  • “Izvestiya” on migration in Russia in early 2017

  • “Novye Izvestiya” and “Lenta.ru” on resettlement and problems of Old Believers in the Far East

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on reducing xenophobia

  • “Publico” on the growth of the world population and natural resources

  • “Kommersant” on unemployment in the world

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on dual education

  • “iq.hse.ru” on housework of men and women

  • “Wonderzine” on pregnancy coercion

  • “Life” on problems with Ireland’s abortion ban

  • “Vedomosti” on the causes of the Red Army’s military losses in the Second World War

  • “EurasiaNet” on the famine in Kazakhstan in the 1930s

  • “Kommersant” on the problems of launching an electronic population database

Read books and magazines

  • Global strategy for women's, children's and adolescents health (2016-2030)

  • Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European region, 2002-2014

  • International Migration Outlook 2016

  • Ukrainian migration to the European Union. Lessons from migration studies

  • Women and men of the Kirgiz Republic 2011-2015

  • Through the pages of the journals “Demograficheskoye obozreniye” (“Demographic Review”) and “Problemy prognozirovaniya” (“Problems of Forecasting”)

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

Demographic digest

  • Delayed Registration and Identifying the “Missing Girls” in China

  • Religion and Fertility in Western Europe: Trends Across Cohorts in Britain, France and the Netherlands

  • BONUS: How to represent sequences of events

Profession: researcher

  • The policy of returning home: The compatriot resettlement program in the Primorsky Krai. Scientific seminar of the Institute of Demography of the Higher School of Economics “Demographic Challenges of the 21st Century”

  • Mongolia at the crossroads of external migrations. International conference in Ulaanbaatar

  • New pages in the biography of Yevgeny Kulisher

  • Yevgeny Kulisher. In memory of V.D. Nabokov

Students’ page

  • Enrollment in the English-language master's program "Population and Development"

  • The first class of graduates of the master’s program "Population and Development"

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