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Current topic: What the experience of family policy teaches

  • Milestones and basic measures of family policy

  • What policy can and can’t do

  • The Russian experience

  • Conclusions for politicians

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

Russian demographic barometer

  • Russia: demographic results for the first half of 2017 (Part I)

  • Has the trend towards decrease resumed? The population of Russia shrank by 17,000 people (0.01%) over the first six months of 2017, coming to 146.8 million as of July 1

  • Natural decrease rose by 3.7 times, and net migration shrank by 1.4 times as compared to January-June 2016

  • In January-June 2017, nearly 12% fewer children were born than in the same period in 2016

  • In 2016 there was a decline in total fertility

  • In the first half of 2017, the number of registered marriages increased by 5%, and the number of divorces by 0.3% compared to the same period in 2016

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • The comparative effectiveness of family benefits in Europe

  • A family-friendly workplace: political initiatives, the employer’s position and types of support for workers with family responsibilities

  • “We just live together”: Cohabitation in modern Russia


  • I don’t want to study, I want to get married, or concerning the age of marriage

  • Work: workload, salary, relations with colleagues

  • Xenophobia in 2017

  • Alcoholism and how to fight it

In the vastness of Russia

  • Average life expectancy of Russians has reached 72.5 years for first time ever

  • Mortality in Russia has decreased by 2.3%

  • The number of long-livers in Russia has grown

  • The Far Eastern Federal University will begin to prepare professional demographers

  • The Ministry of Economic Development predicts a reduction in pensions in real terms

  • The number of Russians considering themselves poor decreased in the second quarter

  • Labor productivity in Russia in 2015 was two times lower than in the OECD countries

  • One in four Russians has never been to Moscow

  • Graduates of Moscow State University recognized as among the world’s most successful job-seekers

  • Sberbank will start issuing passports

  • Law comes into force simplifying procedure for renouncing Ukrainian citizenship when receiving Russian citizenship

  • Terrorists can now be stripped of Russian citizenship

  • To take up Russian citizenship you will now need to take an oath

  • The permissible percentages of employment of foreign labor migrants will not change in 2018

  • New bill proposes to increase fines for various kinds of assistance to illegal migrants

  • Russia registers new surge in HIV/AIDS epidemic

  • Ministry of Health will prepare proposal on combating HIV-dissidence

  • Russian Orthodox Church comes out against HIV-dissidence

  • The price of drugs for HIV patients has been cut in half in past 18 months

  • Alcohol consumption in Russia has nearly halved in last 10 years

  • Two-thirds of Russians would support a new anti-alcohol campaign

  • Ministry of Health comes out against Internet selling alcohol on-line

  • Medvedev demands ban on sale of powdered alcohol

  • Ministry of Health worried about the critical level of alcoholism in the Far East

  • Moscow doctors examining children from other regions

  • Muscovites can get a free flu shot right at the metro station

  • The number of obese children in Russia has doubled

  • Ministry of Health proposes to impose a fine for rising prices on vital medicines

  • Work of doctors will be standardized by 2019

  • Most Russians say their main fear is an illness of their loved ones

World news

  • As of July 1, 2017 the population of Latvia was 1,938,000 people

  • Having children in Latvia is financially unprofitable

  • The limit of a human life could very well be 114-115 years

  • In 10 years the Earth may face food shortages

  • Over 60% of Ukrainians are below the poverty line

  • In August, unemployment in the US rose to 4.4%

  • Wage growth in Lithuania not stopping emigration

  • European Union lacks solidarity

  • US stops issuing visas to citizens of several countries

  • Most Latvians do not want to support immigrants

  • UN criticizes Hungary for its treatment of migrants

  • Trump gives Congress 6 months to replace DACA program for children of illegal immigrants

  • 15 US states protest in court the White House decision on immigrants

  • UN returns refugees to Burundi

  • Trump proclaims September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

  • Georgia tops list of countries by road traffic-related mortality

  • The effectiveness of tumor markers is 2%

  • In Ukraine, the incidence of measles has increased more than 100-fold over the year

  • In the Caribbean, more than a million people have been affected by hurricane Irma

  • Rosturism warns tourists about chikungunya fever in France

  • Americans ready to open first private breast milk bank in Russia

  • Patients admitted to the hospital on weekends die more often

  • British scientists name Norway the happiest country in the world

The newspapers write about…

  • “Kommersant” on the fertility decline in Russia

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on social and biological paternity

  • “Gazeta.ru” on the forecast for road traffic accident mortality

  • “Vedomosti” on the treatment of oncological diseases in Russia

  • “The New York Times” on gene therapy for leukemia

  • “Forbes” on the effectiveness of the antismoking campaign

  • “Helsingin Sanomat” on Finnish vodka tourism

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on a “sobriety ban” in Russia

  • “The Village” and “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on the consequences of HIV dissidents for children

  • “Tamil BBC Service” on features of screening for cervical cancer in India

  • “Gazeta.ru” on Russian-Ukrainian migration

  • “Deutsche Welle” on migration from Kazakhstan to Russia

  • “Berlingske” on border control within the EU

  • “Kommersant” on a passport rating

  • “TCH.ua” on different citizenships

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on migration in the Far East

  • “Kommersant” on the economy and population of the Far East

  • “REGNUM” on Krasnodar – a “million-plus” city

  • “Project Syndicate” on the economy of Chinese megacities

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the economic situation of the Russia middle class

  • “Meduza” on Finland’s experiment with a guaranteed income

  • “Gazeta.ru” on the minimum wage and the subsistence level

  • “Moskovskiy Kosomolets” on the situation on the Russia labor market

  • “Izvestiya” on professional standards for nannies

  • “Vedomosti” on the consequences of the aging of the Russian labor force

  • “Forbes” on business models of care for the elderly

  • “Izvestiya” on long-livers

  • “Kommersant” on the level of education of the population of OECD countries

  • “The Guardian” on the Rohingya

Read books and magazines

  • On the situation of children and families with children in the city of Moscow in 2015

  • Children of Moldova

  • Marriage and fertility behaviour in Japan. Economic status and value-orientation

  • Health, United States, 2016

  • Demography and socio-economic problems of the population

  • Through the pages of the journals “Demografiya ta sotsialna ekonomika” (“Demography and Social economy”) and “Rossiyskiy Meditsinskiy Zhurnal” (“Russian Medical Journal”)

  • Contents of the journal “Studies in Family Planning”

Profession: researcher

  • Cancer research and its determinant based on registers. Scientific seminar "Modern Demography" of the International Laboratory of Population and Health Studies of the Higher School of Economics

  • Anniversary of Tatiana Mikhailovna Malyeva

  • List of publications by Tatiana Mikhailovna Malyeva

  • Happy anniversary to Sergei Alekseevich Vasin


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