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Current topic: Will the demographic explosion be contained?

  • The explosion: two positions

  • The evolution of anti-natalist policy

  • From anti-Malthusianism to pragmatism?

  • Towards an international consensus under the auspices of the UN

  • Demographic programs: some results

  • Will Nigeria follow the path of large countries?

  • Topics of previous issues

Russian demographic barometer

Migration in Russia, the results of the first half of 2017

  • Net migration of the Russian population decreased by 28% compared to January-June 2016

  • Russia’s greatest net migration again came from population exchange with Ukraine, although half as much as in the previous year

  • The volume of domestic migration in Russia fell by 0.6% in January-June 2017

  • In January-June 2017, the population of 66 out of 85 regions increased due to migration exchange with CIS countries, 14 due to migration exchange with other regions of Russia

  • At the end of June 2017, the number of foreign nationals with a valid work permit in Russia came to 132,000 people, with a work license – 1,582,500 people

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Family planning programs and their impact on fertility: the experience of the developing world and the prospects for its application in Africa

  • A Malthusian trap in the age of globalization?

  • Prospects for Russian Family Policy: tradition by coercion


  • “Term of survival” and other gems, or about old age in Russia

  • What Russians know and think about contraception

  • Attitudes towards emigrants

  • Demographic development of the Far East: health capital

In the vastness of Russia

  • Natural decline in the population of Russia in the first 7 months came to 114,400 people

  • Mortality fell by 2.5% in the first eight months of 2017

  • Mortality in Russia the highest in Europe for men under 65

  • Men in Russia have on average begun living longer

  • The percentage of children in the structure of the population of Russia has grown

  • By 2030 the number of pensioners in Russia will increase significantly

  • Kadyrov asks to take into account the birth rate in Chechnya when setting the budget

  • Will real incomes of the population be restored within three years?

  • In State Duma, a proposal to increase children’s benefits to 3,000 rubles

  • Moscow to increase benefits for the poor and for disabled children

  • Russia may increase the size of state taxes on divorce and alimony recovery

  • The problem of the labor shortage for the economy will not be quickly resolved

  • In Russia, about 10,000 people have no citizenship

  • Migration flows to Russia are declining

  • Ministry of Internal Affairs proposes to carry out fingerprinting at the Russian border

  • About 50,000 children in Russia need medical palliative care

  • The positive dynamic of the decreased number of abortions in Russia remains

  • The number of teenage abortions in the past five years has been halved

  • Children’s ombudsman calls talk about banning abortions “premature”

  • Mortality of prisoners from tuberculosis has decreased by 45%

  • More than 200 Russian schoolchildren died in PE class in previous school year

  • 29 million Russians have had flu vaccinations

  • Vaccination of conscripts from pneumococcal infection will cost 1.6 billion rubles

  • Medicines for children with rare diseases need to be paid for from the budget

  • In Russia, an increase in the number of surrogate mothers

  • Ministry of Health will increase the per capita norm of mandatory health insurance by almost a quarter

  • Healthy Life Style campaign will be launched next year

  • Government approves strategy to combat antibiotic resistance

  • Government allocates 270 million rubles for monitoring the health of schoolchildren

  • Introduction of electronic prescriptions is supported by 90% of patients

  • Ministry of Health creates form for sex change certificate

  • Law on age requirements for heads of medical organizations goes into force

  • Nearly one half of young Russians have not heard about Stalin’s repressions

World news

  • A pilot population census will be held in Belarus

  • One in five inhabitants of Latvia is over 65 years of age

  • Poroshenko signs law on pension reform

  • In Poland, law reducing retirement age comes into force

  • In Latvia, child allowances will be raised for large families

  • Moldova will give citizenship to large foreign investors

  • Turkey, in tit-for-tat move, suspends issuance of nonimmigrant visas to US citizens

  • US human rights defenders will challenge migration decree

  • The number of Ukrainians wishing to emigrate has grown

  • In 2016, Ukrainians working in Poland sent home over 2 billion dollars

  • Migrants transferred 92.2 billion rubles to Kirgizia during first eight months of year

  • 2 million more refugees in the world since the start of the year

  • European Commission proposes new resettlement scheme for 50,000 refugees

  • Trump intends to restrict the reception of refugees in the US

  • Canada will change rules for the reception of refugees

  • Italians no longer want to accept migrants

  • US putting up prototypes of border wall

  • 25 million women annually resort to “underground” abortions

  • 81% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed among women over 50 years of age

  • US will spend four trillion dollars to fight obesity

  • Can bad work organization lead to depression?

  • The number of cholera cases in Yemen will reach 1 million by the end of the year

  • Is the modern healthcare system not ready to respond to the needs of the elderly?

  • Germany registers first same-sex marriage

The newspapers write about…

  • “Izvestiya” on the “record” share of children in Russia

  • “Russkaya Sluzhba BBC” and “Polit.ru” on fertility subsidies in Chechnya

  • “Wonderzine” on maternity leave

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the maternity capital in Primorye

  • “Foreign Policy” on the anti-abortion movement in Russia

  • “Kayhan” on “restraining the development of the national gene pool” of Iran

  • “Kommersant” on marriage in Russia

  • “Meduza” on the deaths of children in physical education classes

  • “Meduza” on HIV-dissidence

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on mortality in the Crimea

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on co-financing medical services within the framework of mandatory health insurance

  • “Sputnik” on home birth

  • “TASS” on old age

  • “ASI” on aging and life expectancy

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on migration in Russia

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on border checks of migrants

  • “Kommersant” on visas for foreign students

  • “Le Figaro” on attitudes in Europe to immigration

  • “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” on the differences between East and West Germany

  • “The Washington Post” on teenagers and models of growing up

  • “Russkaya Sluzhba BBC” and “Life” on the Nobel Prize for studying the economic behavior of the population

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on well-being

  • “REGNUM” on the future of the Far East

  • “Postnauka” on masculinity in the Middle Ages

  • “Sabq” and “Le Monde” on allowing Saudi women to drive

Read books and magazines

  • Monitoring the demographic development of Moscow. 2015-2016

  • Demographic Yearbook of the Republic of Belarus, 2017

  • Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2017

  • State regulation of socio-demographic processes in Russia

  • The main indicators of maternal and child health, the activities of child welfare and obstetric care in the Russian Federation

  • Through the pages of the journals “Demograficheskoye Obozreniye” (“Demographic Review”) and “Profilakticheskaya Meditsina” (“Preventive Medicine”)

  • Contents of the journal “Population and Environment”

Demographic Digest

  • Social Structure, Adversity, Toxic Stress, and Intergenerational Poverty: An Early Childhood Model

  • Why do immigrants have longer periods of unemployment? Swiss evidence

  • Transforming cities: does urbanization promote democratic change?

  • BONUS: Lovers through the lens of statistics

Profession: researcher

  • Historical and modern trends of mortality and morbidity. International Scientific Seminar in Novosibirsk Academgorodok

  • Why does Russia have such a high mortality from cardiovascular diseases? International research project

  • 140 years since the birth of Sergei Arkadievich Tomilin

  •    S.A. Tomilin. Population economics: its socio-hygienic and national economic importance

  •    S.A. Tomilin. Longevity statistics


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