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Current topic: Russia’s Demographic Challenges. Part three. Migration.

  • Challenges of internal migration

  • Challenges of immigration

  • Challenges of emigration

  • Conclusion

  • Topics of previous issues

World demographic barometer

· International migration, 2017

  • According to the UN, the number of international migrants increased in 2017 to 258 million

  • The number of refugees has increased to 26 million people

  • The US remains the undisputed leader in the number of international migrants - 50 million people in mid-2017

  • The greatest number of emigrants are from India - almost 17 million people

  • Among international migrants, the proportion of people aged 25-59 is growing - in 2015 it exceeded 60%

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Reasons for not implementing the provisions of the Concept of the State Migration Policy of the Russian Federation

  • Migration of the elderly in Russia (according to 2010 census data)

  • On the scale of spatial mobility in Russia

Take care of women!

  • New measures to support Russian families are approved

  • In 2017, the State Duma rejected four of Mizulina’s draft laws on abortion

In the vastness of Russia

  • Population of the Russian Federation in 2017 grew due to migration

  • Demographic forecast for Russia unfavorable

  • Life expectancy of Russians reaches historic high

  • Mortality in Russia is decreasing, but slowly

  • Retirement age should be raised smoothly

  • Expected period of payment of a funded pension for 2018 will be 261 months

  • Implementation of demographic measures will require 530 billion rubles

  • Ministry of Labor will propose new measures to support fertility

  • 49 billion rubles will be allocated for construction of nursery schools in regions over next two years

  • For twins or triplets new subsidy will be paid for one child only

  • 4% of Russians barely making ends meet

  • In Russia, no more pensioners living below the poverty line

  • Analysts name the regions of Russia with the lowest salaries

  • Filing an application at the registry office will get easier

  • The number of registered marriages in Moscow may exceed 100,000 by the end of the year

  • Russians name least promising professions for starting a career

  • Russian government sets quotas to attract foreign workers in 2018

  • 400,000 migrants received work license in Moscow in 2017

  • Average long-term indicators for the number of HIV infections in Russia exceeded by 43%

  • Nearly 4 million people in Russia take drugs

  • Number of mumps cases in Russia has increased five-fold

  • In Russia, it’s Siberians who suffer most from depression

  • Ministry of Health supports raising age for abortion with parental consent

  • Putin urges balanced approach to abortion ban

  • The proportion of those receiving timely emergency help should increase to 80%

  • Medical documents will be available on public services portal in 2018

  • State-guaranteed free medical care program has been approved

  • State spending on pain medication tbe increased

  • Bill on Baby Boxes for newborns submitted to State Duma

  • Half of Russians believe that in cases of sexual harassment the victim is also tblame

  • Ministry of Education approves “Lessons in Family Happiness”

World news

  • UN announces increase in the number of migrants in the world

  • Ukraine falls in world fertility rating

  • Europe’s oldest person dies in Spain aged 116

  • Ukraine changes mechanism of payouts for birth of a child

  • Job openings on Ukraine’s labor market exist, but salaries are low

  • Authorities of Abkhazia refuse to simplify procedure for Russians to obtain citizenship

  • The EU and Belarus are preparing to conclude agreement on easing visa regime

  • Belarus and Russia will exchange data on citizens not allowed to travel abroad

  • US Consulates in Russia resume issuing nonimmigrant visas

  • Will quotas for resettling migrants in Europe not solve the problem?

  • Flow of refugees to Germany declining for second consecutive year

  • Refugees in Europe may lose their status in the event of a visit home

  • Percentage of Finland’s Russian-speaking population is growing

  • Trump compares immigrants with lottery visas to “trash”

  • US unfreezes Startup Visa program

  • A million Ukrainians in Poland “saving the Polish economy”

  • In 2017, 54,000 residents left Lithuania

  • Lithuania passes law on the repatriation of Lithuanians and their descendants

  • Patriarch Ilia II calls on Georgian emigrants to return to their homeland

  • Finnish scientists prefer to work abroad

  • Budget revenues in Kirgizia are lower than the amount of migrant remittances

  • Remittances from Russia to Tajikistan continue to grow

  • Foreign women will find it more difficult to give birth in UK for free

  • In 2017 over 3000 Georgian citizens were deported from various countries

  • Nearly 7000 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

  • Belarus Ministry of Internal Affairs intends to toughen terms of alcohol sales

  • In 2017 the number of road accidents in Estonia involving drunk drivers decreased

  • Mortality from tuberculosis in Belarus is 3.5 per 100,000 persons

  • Up to 650,000 people die each year from flu-related illnesses

  • Each additional year of education reduces risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 11%

  • 40% of deaths from cancer can be prevented

  • Nearly 17 million children breathe polluted air

  • Denmark legalizes medical cannabis

  • In US, doctors banned from using the word “transgender”

  • Verkhovna Rada introduces criminal liability for domestic violence and forced marriage

  • Saudi Arabia allows women to drive motorcycles and trucks

  • Australian Parliament legalizes same-sex marriage

The newspapers write about…

  • “MIR24” on Russia’s demographic policy

  • “RBK” on depopulation

  • “RT na russkom” on abortion and “conscience”

  • “Gazeta.Ru” on Family Life Education in school

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on medicine and life expectancy

  • “The Daily Beast” on fake news and the AIDS problem

  • “The New York Times” on misinformation based on versions of the origin of AIDS

  • “REGNUM” on alcohol consumption and alcohol abuse

  • “Kommersant” on legal limits of blood alcohol

  • “EkhKavkaza” on reducing the number of road traffic accidents in Georgia

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on problems of neonatology

  • “Der Spiegel” and “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on Europe’s attitude to refugees

  • “Berlingske” on assistance to refugees

  • “Le Temps” on Muslim anti-Semitism in Germany

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on “rubber offices”

  • “Vechernyaya Moskva” on “the growth of legal migration”

  • “EkhMoskvy” on the necessity of migration

  • “Plan Peremen” on visas with the countries of Central Asia

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on migration from Ukraine to the Belgorod Region

  • “Zn.ua” on the brain drain and the scientific diaspora

  • “RBK” on inequality in Russia

  • “Pravoslavie i Mir” on young people

  • “Wonderzine” on vegetarianism and ecology

  • “Wonderzine” on good sexism

  • “The Village” on biohacking

Read books and magazines

  • World population prospects. The 2017 revision. Volume II.

  • Health at a Glance 2017

  • World Migration Report 2018

  • The peoples of Bashkortostan in the last third of the 20th- beginning of the 21st century: an historical and demographic study

  • A country for old men

  • Through the pages of the journals “Demograficheskoye Obozreniye” (“Demographic Review”) and “Tsentralnaya Aziya i Kavkaz” (“Central Asia and the Caucasus”

  • Contents of the “Journal of International Migration and Integration”

Demographic Digest

  • The Evolution of China’s One-Child Policy and Its Effects on Family Outcomes

  • BONUS: Demographic articles from Altmetric Top 100 - 2017

Profession: researcher

  • What kinds of demographic journals do we need? Meeting of the Demographic Section of the Central House of Scientists

  • Article anniversary. “How many of us were there then?”

  • Mark Tolts. How many of us were there then?


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