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## 787-788

World demographic barometer

The demographic and economic context of pension reforms in OECD countries

  • Pension reforms - an unfinished agenda

  • The demographic burden of the elderly in OECD countries will double by mid-century

  • Economic employment of the elderly in OECD countries has been growing since the early 2000s.

  • The retirement age has risen in OECD countries to an average of 64 years; by 2060 it will rise to almost 66 years

  • Average income of the population aged 65 years and older is 87.6% of the average income of the population, proportion of the poor - 12.5%

Q&A

  • When does old age begin?

  • The pension strategy of the majority of Russians is to work until old age

  • Attitudes towards migrant workers

  • Hepatitis C and what we know about it

In the vastness of Russia

  • The Kaliningrad region is expecting its millionth resident already in 2018

  • In the first eight months of the year 1,247,000 people died in Russia

  • Will life expectancy in Moscow reach 80 years?

  • Kudrin believes that the new budget has economized on education and medicine

  • Russians want to receive a pension of 37,000 rubles

  • Ministry of Labor chief tells of unprecedented growth of Russian salaries

  • The highest paid field in Russia is that of finance

  • Matvienko criticizes Minister of Labor for current situation in social protection

  • Government will tighten control over maternity capital expenditures

  • Maternity capital is often unable to solve housing problems.

  • Moscow families will be paid extra for long-lasting marriage

  • Russians name best cities for career

  • The prestige of the medical profession has increased 2.2 times in six years

  • 10% of pre-retirees do not want to retrain

  • Support for young people moving to the FEFD is discrimination against local residents

  • Do compatriots need more incentives to relocate to the Far East?

  • Sevastopol will not accept compatriots

  • Conditions of stay in Russia may be eased for Donbass residents

  • About 40% of Russian citizens believe that migrants are taking their jobs

  • Russia is testing a new drug against HIV

  • Over the past five years, have Russians begun drinking half as much as before?

  • Ministry of Health intends to achieve a reduction in the consumption of alcohol and tobacco

  • Rating of the "heaviest drinking" cities of Russia

  • Optimal minimum age for buying alcohol is 21 years

  • Plain tobacco packaging may appear in Russia

  • Ministry of Health supports 10-fold increase in fines for selling cigarettes to children

  • The risk of cancer in Russia up by 8%

  • Russia has shortage of medicines for seriously ill patients

  • Yarovaya proposes imprisonment for selling fake drugs on internet

  • Ministry of Health develops healthy lifestyle motivation programs together with linguists and psychologists

World news

  • The population of Uzbekistan is 33,085,200 people

  • The population of Ukraine has decreased by more than 150,000 people over past 8 months

  • Nearly a quarter of Beijing’s population is elderly

  • Human life expectancy will grow

  • More than 120 million people in the world suffer from hunger

  • Kazakhstan does not plan to grant citizenship to foreign investors

  • Migration is the primary task for the new French Interior Minister

  • EU may tighten control over its borders

  • Trump threatens to close border with Mexico

  • Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras may no longer receive assistance from the United States

  • Two million Italian citizens have left the country in the last 12 years

  • If salaries in Ukraine reaches $600-700, will labor migrants return?

  • The number of labor migrants from Tajikistan is decreasing

  • Germany plans to simplify the expulsion of Ukrainian refugees

  • In Finland, thousands of signatures collected against the deportation of refugees to Afghanistan

  • Illegals from Kazakhstan have been asked to voluntarily leave South Korea

  • Food crisis in Turkmenistan has increased the flow of migrants

  • E-cigarettes banned in Hong Kong

  • Pope compares abortion to murder

  • By 2050, superbugs will become more dangerous than cancer and diabetes

  • WHO may announce an Ebola outbreak emergency.

  • In Iraq, the number of people poisoned by drinking water has reached 111,000

  • Dietary supplements may harm health

  • Cardiologists have announced a way to prolong life with heart disease.

  • In Uzbekistan, healing recognized as official medicine.

  • Mayor of New York approves introduction of third gender in documents

  • Moldovan President opposes the legalization of same-sex marriage

The newspapers write about…

  • “Plan peremen” and “Novye Izvestiya” on the decreasing Russian population

  • “Pravmir” on the situation in Russian maternity hospitals

  • “Novye Izvestiya” and “Sveriges Radio” on discrimination against women in Russia

  • "Nezavisimaya Gazeta" on pension sequestration

  • “Russkiy Pioneer” and “RBK” on old age

  • "Le Figaro" on why women live longer

  • “RBK”, “Novye Izvestiya” and “BBC Future” on mortality and life expectancy

  • "The Guardian" on suicides

  • "Vedomosti" on drunken criminals

  • “Izvestia” on the ambulance fleet

  • “Izvestiya” on HIV

  • "Le Temps" on children as a carbon footprint

  • “RIA Novosti” on adoptive parents

  • “Kommersant” on the maternity capital

  • “Novye Izvestiya”, “Kommersant” and “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on the labor market

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the subsistence minimum

  • “Yle”, “Liberation”, “EurasiaNet”, “Russkaya Germaniya” and “REGNUM” on migrants and refugees

  • “Tageszeitung” and “BBC News Ukraine” on Ukrainian migrants

  • “BBC News” on returning to Chernobyl

  • “RIA Novosti” on the fight against cancer

  • “RIA Novosti” on tobacco regulation

  • “RBK” and “Izvestiya” on essential medicines

  • "Der Standard" on traditional medicine

  • "Delfi.lt" on sex in the USSR

  • “The Spectator” on gender reassignment paradoxes

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on sexual harassment in Britain

  • “Nozh” on lonely Chinese women

Read books and magazines

  • Key figures on Europe. Statistics illustrated

  • Levels and trends in child mortality report 2018

  • Jewish population and identity. Concept and reality

  • Demographic Yearbook of Kazakhstan

  • Bulgaria. Health system review

  • Through the pages of the magazines “Demograficheskoye obozreniye” ("Demographic Review") and “Suitsidologiya” ("Suicidology")

  • Contents of the journal “Population and Development Review”

Demographic digest

  • Seeding the gender revolution: Women’s education and cohort fertility among the baby boom generations

  • Armed conflict and child mortality in Africa: a geospatial analysis

  • Bonus: Studies of the offended and offended researchers

Profession: researcher

  • Lev Tolstoy on the causes of infant mortality and how to combat it. Scientific Seminar of the Institute of Demography of the National Research University Higher School of Economics "Demographic Challenges of the 21st Century

  • Demographic results of 2017. Meeting of the Demographic Section of the Central House of Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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