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Current topic: Russia’s Russia’s demographic challenges. Part two. Fertility and mortality

  • Challenges of low fertility

  • Factors of the dynamics of fertility indicators

  • A belated contraceptive revolution

  • Challenges of high mortality

  • The huge lag behind developed countries has not been overcome

  • Topics of previous issues

World demographic barometer

Worldwide fertility trends according to estimates of the UN 2017 Revision

  • The number of births has stabilized at about 140 million people a year, the crude birth rate has been steadily declining

  • Total fertility has dropped to 2.5 children per woman

  • The net reproduction rate has decreased to 1.1 daughters per woman

  • The mean age of mother at birth is increasing almost everywhere

  • Age profiles of fertility vary; the greatest differences are observed at low fertility

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • The dependence of life expectancy on educational attainment in Russia

  • Women in public service in Russia: career, family, reproductive intentions

  • Current fertility trends in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Q&A

  • Discrimination against women and harassment

  • Being a mother in Russia - 2017

  • The effectiveness of Russian health care and the Mandatory Health Insurance system

  • The problem of HIV/AIDS in Russia

  • What do we know about HIV, and how to deal with it?

In the vastness of Russia

  • Putin speaks of new family support measures

  • Will Putin’s initiatives lead to demographic growth?

  • Golodets announces time-frame and cost of “reset” of demographic program

  • Prolonging the maternity capital program will require 100 billion rubles

  • 20 billion rubles to be allocated for large families

  • Russia will lose 10 million working-age youth by 2030

  • Kudrin predicts Russia will fall behind in the high-tech race

  • Russians with higher education can live 5-10 years longer than those without

  • Medvedev allows possibility of exempting poor Russians from taxes

  • Russia’s most comfortable region is Tatarstan

  • Women will be actively recruited onto labor market

  • Labor productivity in Moscow is 2.5 times higher than the average for Russia

  • Moskalkova to check information on depriving Crimeans of citizenship

  • Government reduces quota for issuing residence permits to foreigners

  • Federation Council ratifies labor recruitment agreement with Uzbekistan

  • Citizens will be given right to unregister migrants themselves

  • At the end of 2016 Russia had over 1,114,000 people with HIV

  • Russia takes third place in world for HIV infection

  • The number of people with HIV growing among the elderly and rural residents

  • In Russian prisons, a rapidly growing number of people with HIV

  • In Moscow, 4.5 million people tested for HIV annually

  • One Russian in ten considers the spread of HIV a “contrived problem”

  • In Russia, production will begin of syringes with protection from re-use

  • Over 450,000 people die from drugs each year

  • Ministry of Health proposes ban on hookahs in cafes and restaurants

  • 500,000 new cancer cases in Russia each year

  • In Russia, the incidence of acute hepatitis A has increased 1.6 times

  • Abortions will be done only in specially licensed health facilities

  • Most disabled people cannot get to a polyclinic on their own

  • Medvedev to give instructions to explore possibility of extending Zemsky Doctor program to small towns

  • Will heart attack victims be saved on the spot?

  • Russia needs a breastfeeding fashion

  • ROC will not marry people who have been married more than three times

  • Prosecutor General’s Office names the most criminal regions

World news

  • Within thirty years Lithuania will lose one third of its population

  • Nazarbayev orders increase in life expectancy of citizens to 80 years

  • By 2025, will Muslims represent 14% of Europe’s population?

  • USSR losses during the Holodomor come to 8.7 million people

  • In Belarus, people getting married later

  • 250 million migrants in the world

  • US Supreme Court authorizes Trump administration to apply migration ban

  • US government has calculated the number of green cards issued to relatives of immigrants

  • Countries of the EU and Africa adopt “emergency plan” to combat human trafficking

  • Refugee camps in Libya contain between 400 and 700 thousand migrants

  • Can Ukrainian refugees in Russia expect an amnesty?

  • Only 10% of refugees from Haiti are granted asylum in Canada

  • A mere 1% of internally displaced persons plan to return soon to Donbass

  • 1,778 Kirgiz citizens in foreign prisons

  • Volume of remittances to Moldova continues to grow

  • Only 70% of those with HIV are aware of their condition

  • UN expects to halt AIDS epidemic by 2030

  • In Lithuania, an increase in the number of HIV cases

  • Europeans spent 0.9% of EU GDP on alcohol

  • In the Philippines, 733,000 children vaccinated with a dangerous drug

  • The use of antibiotics without cause provokes 700,000 deaths a year

  • WHO ranks the most unhealthy countries

  • IVF increases the likelihood of premature birth

  • In the US, woman with transplanted womb gives birth for first time to healthy baby

  • Country with the world’s fattest men has been named

  • Over half of American children will be obese by the age of 35

  • Family life saves from senile dementia

  • Experts question data on impact of air pollution on health

  • In the future, could people live up to 140 years?

The newspapers write about…

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, “Moskovsky Komsomolets”, “Vedomosti”, “Snob”, “Novaya Gazeta”, “Sobesednik” and “Svobodnaya Pressa” on measures to support fertility

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on the rights of pregnant workers

  • “RBK” and “Ekho Moskvy” on a superfluous 15 million people in the provinces

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on emigration, agglomerations and regional development of Russia

  • “REGNUM” on emigration from Russia

  • “Lenta.ru” on rural Russia

  • “Strelka Magazine” on Moscow and other agglomerations

  • “Takie Dela” on the flow of population from the provinces to the capital

  • “URA.RU” on the reduction of labor migration to Russia

  • “Rosbalt” on a migration agreement between Russia and Uzbekistan

  • “Die Welt” on Muslims in Europe

  • “InoSMI” on attitudes towards Muslim refugees in the “VisegradGroup” countries

  • “Le Figaro” on a report on discrimination against Muslims

  • “Le Figaro on slavery in Libya

  • “Komsomolskaya Pravda” on the retirement age

  • “Vedomosti” on losses of servicemen in 2012-2016

  • “FAN” on STOP HIV/AIDS week

  • “Tagesspiegel” on the fact that AIDS can be stopped

  • “Independent” and “RBK” on the problem of HIV/AIDS in Russia

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on new diseases

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on medical tourism in Russia

  • “Daily Telegraph” on diabetes

  • “The New York Times” on the harm of sugar

  • “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung“ on China’s “toilet revolution“

  • “Forbes” on the “medical” charity of billionaires

  • “Radio OZODI” on virginity testing for Uzbek schoolgirls

  • “dixinews.kz” on sex education of teenagers in Kazakhstan

  • “Kommersant” on modern youth

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the population of Ukraine

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on “gender ideology”

  • “Politiken” on God’s gender

Read books and magazines

  • World population prospects. The 2017 revision

  • HIV/AIDS Surveillance In Europe 2017

  • A Longitudinal Approach to Family Trajectories in France

  • Population and Demographic Processes 2016 (Bulgaria)

  • Malignant neoplasms in Russia in 2016

  • Through the pages of the journals “Vestnik MGU. Seriya 5. Geografiya” (“MSU Bulletin. Part 5. Geography”)

  • Contents of the journal “Population”

Demographic digest

  • Parents’ time with a partner in a cross-national context: A comparison of the United States, Spain, and France

  • Influence of heterogamy by religion on risk of marital dissolution: a cohort study of 20,000 couples

  • BONUS: Close attention to struggling cities

Profession: researcher

  • Demographic development of Russia in the global context: Divergence or convergence? International Conference of the Institute of Demography and the International Laboratory for Population and Health Studies of the Higher School of Economics

  • 250 years since the birth of Karl Fedorovich Herman

  • Congratulations to Lydia Mikhailovna Prokofieva on receiving the French Order of Academic Palms

Student’s page

  • Winter School of the Department of Social Sciences for new master’s degree candidates of the Higher School of Economics

 

 
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