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European demographic barometer

Pensioners and pensions in the EU-28

  • At the beginning of 2016, there were more than 132 million pension recipients in the EU-28, which represents 26% of the population

  • Spending on pensions in the EU-28 makes up 13% of GDP, including 10% of GDP on old-age pensions

  • The average monthly old-age pension in 2015 ranged from ˆ150 in Bulgaria to ˆ2,213 in Luxembourg.

  • 18% of people aged 65 years and older are at risk of poverty and social exclusion - from 10% in Denmark and France to 49% in Bulgaria

Q&A

  • Happiness: what makes Russians happy?

  • The horizon of planning the future

  • 60% of Russians have not changed jobs in over 5 years

  • Free medicine and compulsory health insurance as a guarantee of normal life for Russians

  • When competing with men for jobs, women agree to a lower than market salary

In the vastness of Russia

  • One in four retirees continues to work

  • Is the middle class in Russia less than 13% of the population?

  • One fifth of Russians have incomes sufficient only for basic products

  • The minimum allowance for child care will grow by 47 rubles

  • Russians have stopped planning their future for the next few years.

  • Social well-being of Russians has deteriorated noticeably

  • Moscow authorities tell of plans to develop the social sphere

  • In Russia, a growing proportion of families where the wife is more educated than her husband

  • 6 million Russians already on list of those forbidden to go abroad due to debts

  • Government has reduced quota for temporary residence for foreigners

  • Permissible shares of foreign workers have been set for 2019

  • Is the government not interested in the opinion of the State Duma on the issue of migration?

  • Sobyanin announces decrease in crime rate among migrants

  • HIV patients will still receive treatment when moving to different region

  • Ekaterinburg will join the Paris Declaration on the fight against AIDS

  • Russia has over 3.5 million cancer patients

  • In Russia, the most successful cancer treatments are of ovarian tumors in women and testicles in men

  • 14,800 people have died in traffic accidents in Russia since the start of the year

  • Ministry of Health chief has found alternative to Soviet assignment of doctors

  • District GPs will no longer make house calls in Moscow

  • Putin dissatisfied with the system of providing preferential medicines

  • Russians left without life-saving medication

  • Move to ban image of doctors from drug advertising

  • Proposal to purchase medicines for children with rare diseases centrally

  • Over 92% of Russians use mandatory health insurance

  • Matvienko proposes to give Russians one more vacation - for mass medical examinations

  • Russians approve sex ed classes in schools

  • Experts propose to introduce excise taxes on "harmful" products

  • In State Duma, idea to introduce excise tax on soda is explained

World news

  • Over the year, the population of Kazakhstan has grown by almost 240,000 people

  • Countries with the highest and lowest fertility named

  • The lowest life expectancy in Western Europe is in Germany

  • The third population census of Kazakhstan will be held from October 16 to November 14, 2019

  • In Kazakhstan, issuing of passports in Latin alphabet will begin before 2025

  • Residents of Ukraine travel to Poland much more often than to Russia

  • Czech president criticizes UN agreement on migration

  • Czech Republic will not sign UN Global Migration Compact

  • Bulgaria intends to refuse Global Migration Compact

  • Belgium does not intend to sign Global Migration Compact

  • Poland and Israel refuse to sign Global Migration Compact

  • Merkel supports UN Global Migration Compact

  • European Commission has accused a number of countries of not knowing the content of the Migration Compact

  • More than 36,000 people have emigrated from Lithuania in 9 months

  • UN clarifies intentions of "migrant caravan" members

  • US authorities intend to sharply limit the rights of "illegal immigrants"

  • US court blocks Trump’s decree on illegal migrants

  • Flow of refugees to EU down by 31%

  • 74,000 refugees in Greece

  • New authorities in Italy deny asylum to migrants in 75% of cases

  • Most Italians against letting in migrants

  • In 2018, almost 60,000 migrants have been detained in Turkey

  • Number of migrants leaving France is up by 20%

  • Pneumonia could kill 11 million children in the world by 2030

  • WHO warns of danger of developing resistance to antibiotics in self-medication

  • In Kirgizia, mark-up on vital medicines reaches 130%

  • In Germany in 2017, 140,000 women became victims of domestic violence

  • China to put medical consultation booths on streets

  • 69-year-old Dutchman demands to be officially recognized as 49-year-old

The newspapers write about…

  • “Kommersant” on national projects

  • "REGNUM", "Kommersant" and "Russkaya Sluzhba BBC" on the new migration

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on the budget for the “May decrees”

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on the new migration policy

  • “Russkaya Germaniya”, “7 Dnei”, “La Nacion » and « La Jornada » on the migration crisis in Europe and America

  • "Rzeczpospolita" on Poland’s need of Ukrainian migrants

  • “RBK”, “Novye Izvestiya”, “UNIAN” and “Project Syndicate” on inequality

  • “Helsingin Sanomat” on a basic income

  • “Gazeta.Ru” on the consumer basket

  • “Kommersant” on the level of education in marriage

  • “Eurasisches Magazin” and “Gazeta.Ru” on Russian women

  • "BBC" on low fertility

  • “EurasiaNet” on abortion in Russia

  • “Medya Gunlugu” on parenting in Russia

  • "SVT" on fatherhood in Russia

  • "Izvestia" and "Kommersant" on taxes on harmful products

  • "Wired Magazine" on factors of longevity

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on the desire to change one’s age in his passport

  • "Daily Mail" on changing sex

  • “American Thinker” and “EurasiaNet” on transgender propaganda

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on how to teach sex ed in schools

  • "Gazeta.Ru" on calculating pensions

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on health care reforms

  • “Komsomolskaya Pravda” on palliative care

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on the assimilation of Uighurs

  • “Le Figaro” on the effects of the one child policy in China

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the number of weapons in Russia

  • "REGNUM" on the problems of the Far East

  • "REGNUM" on the demographic situation in the Tula region

  • "Bild" on the camps for German prisoners-of-war

  • "Novye Izvestiya" on the famine in Kazakhstan

  • "Science" on the worst year in human history

  • "Glavred" and "112.ua" on the demography of Ukraine

  • "Fenix" on next generation toilets

Read books and magazines

  • Population of Russia 2016

  • World population in 2018

  • A demographic perspective on gender, family and health in Europe

  • Health, United States, 2017

  • The role of public health organizations in addressing public health problems in Europe: The case of obesity, alcohol and antimicrobial resistance

  • Through the pages of the journals “Gigiena i sanitariya” ("Hygiene and Sanitation") and “Sotsiologicheskiye issledovaniya” ("Sociological Studies")

  • Contents of the journal “Population Bulletin”

Profession: researcher

  • The dynamics of life expectancy in Russia over the past half century and the prospects for reaching 80+. Meeting of the Demographic Section of the Central House of Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • The Famine in Ireland and Mass Migration: lessons for today. Scientific Seminar of the Institute of Demography of the HSE "The 21st Century Demographic Challenges"

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