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European demographic barometer

Life expectancy in the EU28: Are there reserves for further improvement?

  • Life expectancy at birth in the EU-28 has exceeded 80 years since 2011, but its growth has slowed

  • Life expectancy at the age of 65 years in the EU-28 is close to 20 years, at the age of 75 years - almost 13 years

  • The main causes of death in the EU-28 remain diseases of the circulatory system and neoplasms - 37% and 26%, respectively, of those who died in 2015

  • The proportion of under-65s among those who died in the EU-28 has dropped to 17%

  • Differences in mortality from diseases of the circulatory system between EU-28 countries as high as 6 times

  • About a quarter of deaths in the EU-28 could have been avoided.

Q&A

  • Quality of life for Russians: key factors

  • Judging from their attitude towards the police, 35% of the economically active population can be considered the middle class in Russia.

  • Interethnic relations in Russia

  • Should grown adult children live with their parents?

  • Russians complaining about harassment less often

In the vastness of Russia

  • Russia's population in 2018 declined for the first time in ten years

  • Ministry of Labor expects population growth of Russia in 2023-2024

  • Almost 75% of Russias population lives in cities

  • Life expectancy of Russians over 55 should grow by three years

  • Are mortality statistics manipulated?

  • All-Russia Peoples Front will monitor implementation of the national project "Demography"

  • Thanks to the pension reform, the number of pensioners in 2019 will be reduced by 300 thousand

  • Has Russian GDP nonetheless grown by 2%?

  • Incomes of Russians in 2018 decreased again

  • Most Russians are ashamed of their poverty

  • The richest people in education and health are the directors of schools and hospitals

  • Total debt of Russian households reaches record level of 210 billion euros.

  • In Russia, benefits will be indexed for veterans and the disabled

  • Consumer basket price could rise by 30%

  • Will waiting lines for nursery schools disappear by 2021?

  • Moskalkova proposes to take into account the raising of children in the work history of women

  • Most Russians do not want to live with their adult children

  • Passport control for Russian citizens at Russian airports will be automated

  • Fewer labor migrants in St. Petersburg

  • Ombudsmen of the Russian Federation and Uzbekistan agree to cooperate

  • Deputies propose to ban smoking at the wheel

  • Ministry of Health does not support the return of smoking areas to airports

  • Deputies propose to remove alcohol and tobacco from grocery stores

  • Patriarch Kirill compares abortion for medical reasons to fascism

  • About 135 thousand conscripts disqualified for army because of obesity

  • Rospotrebnadzor announces increase in the incidence of flu among children

  • Will postmen replace paramedics in the villages?

  • Ministry of Labor proposes to abolish medical examinations for office workers

World news

  • Population of Uzbekistan exceeds 33.25 million people

  • Population of Ukraine decreases by 208.8 thousand people over 11 months in 2018

  • In China, dynamics of population changes calculated for 2018

  • The number of permanent residents of Beijing falls for the second year in a row

  • More than half of the worlds Jews live in Israel

  • Total fertility rate declines in South Korea

  • Italian President signs decree on lowering retirement age

  • Is Estonia luring Latvians with child benefits?

  • Planets oldest man dies in Japan

  • Over 7 million people participated in internal migration in South Korea over year

  • European Commission intends to adjust the system of "citizenship in exchange for investment"

  • Ukraine is ready to allow dual citizenship, but not for those with a Russian passport

  • Kazakhstan will simplify the acquisition of citizenship for ethnic Kazakhs

  • Ukrainian authorities will not impede labor migration

  • About 120 thousand citizens of Ukraine legally work in the Czech Republic

  • 97% of Czech companies are looking for workers from Ukraine

  • Another migrant caravan enters Mexico

  • The number of children separated from parents in the US is unknown

  • The number of requests for asylum in Germany fell in 2018

  • In 2018, six migrants per day died in the Mediterranean

  • In the first weeks of 2019, illegal migration flow to EU nearly doubled

  • Tajik school children tested for HIV

  • The growing popularity of euthanasia in the United States is explained by the high cost of treatment

  • In Germany, law dating from Nazi era banning abortion advertising to be relaxed

  • The risk of dying soon after the death of a partner is significantly higher in men than in women.

  • In Japan, sex robots attract men more than real women

  • Japan officially recognizes same-sex unions for first time

The newspapers write about

  • Kommersant and REGNUM on the shrinking population of Russia

  • Kommersant on pensions

  • Le Monde, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk and RBK on inequality and poverty

  • Helsingin Sanomat, Novye Izvestiya and The Nation on international migration

  • Izvestiya on passport control

  • Russkaya sluzhba BBC on buying citizenship

  • Novye Izvestiya on palliative care

  • Radio Svoboda on a decline in hospitalization

  • RIA Novosti on people with HIV

  • Slate.fr, The Daily Mail, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Svenska Dagbladet and Huanqiu Shibao on age and longevity

  • Magazeta on gene editing

  • Izvestiya on fertility stimulation

  • El Pais on teenage pregnancy

  • Die Welt on sex with robots

  • Qiuyi.cn on surrogacy

  • Novye Izvestiya on alimony

  • Yle on domestic violence

  • Novye Izvestiya on sexism

  • Novye Izvestiya and EurasiaNet on gender relations in Russia

  • Suddeutsche Zeitung, Advance and The Wall Street Journal on combating toxic masculinity

  • Saarbrucker Zeitung on vodka consumption

  • Naked Science on superbugs

  • RBK on medicines

  • Moskovsky Komsomolets on occupational risk

  • Forbes on rise in upward growth of cities

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on wall newspapers and Demoscopes Satirical Column

Read books and magazines

  • Man in the megacity: the experience of interdisciplinary research

  • The present and future of the family in a changing world

  • Regions of Russia. Socio-economic indicators. 2018

  • Report on the health of refugees and migrants in the WHO European Region: no public health without refugee and migrant health

  • Women and men of the Kirgiz Republic 2012-2016

  • Through the pages of the magazines Demograficheskoye Obozreniye (Demographic Review) and Vestnik RAMN (Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences)

  • Contents of the Journal of Marriage and Family

Demographic digest

  • Trends in infant mortality in Venezuela between 1985 and 2016: a systematic analysis of demographic data

  • Upsurge of Homicides and Its Impact on Life Expectancy and Life Span Inequality in Mexico, 20052015

  • BONUS: The limits of blind peer review

Profession: researcher

  • Deaths during the New Year holidays. Meeting of the Demographic Section of the Central House of Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 85 years since the birth of Valentina Sergeevna Steshenko

  •     V.S. Steshenko. General characteristics of the state of Soviet demography

Satirical column

  • How to become a demographically successful country?

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