Institute of Demography

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14 - 27 September 2020

ISSN 1726-2887

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Russian demographic barometer

Russia: preliminary demographic results of 2018 (part 2)

  • The number of deaths fell in 2018 by 0.4%, the overall mortality rate remained at the same level as in 2017 - 12.4

  • Life expectancy at birth increases to 72.7 years

  • According to preliminary data, mortality has decreased from all major classes of causes of death except for diseases of the digestive, nervous and endocrine systems.

  • Mortality from external causes in 2018 was the lowest since 1980 - 89 deaths per 100 thousand people

  • Infant mortality drops to 5.1‰


  • Attitudes towards vaccinations

  • Cancer: can it be cured and what we need to do?

  • Employers have become less likely to pay attention to the marital status of job applicants, but gender preferences remain

  • Emigration moods

  • Influence of the ROC on public life, politics, culture

In the vastness of Russia

  • In 2018, the population of Russia declined by 93.5 thousand people

  • Putin expects resumption of natural population growth by 2024

  • Rosstat calculates ratio of men to women in Russia

  • Low fertility in the 90s to blame for decrease in number of marriages.

  • Fertility in St. Petersburg continues to fall

  • Vladimir Putin announces new family support measures

  • Social benefits for 2019 promised by Putin in address to the nation will cost 80 billion rubles

  • FIU will begin to inform Russians about the size of future pension

  • Recalculation of pensions will affect 12% of non-working pensioners

  • Medvedev proposes to assess poverty by household expenditures

  • 14.1-fold gap between highest and lowest salaries in one enterprise

  • Average salaries in St. Petersburg one and a half times higher than in the Leningrad region

  • Russians most worried by rising prices and unemployment

  • Moscow recognized as best region to live in

  • Spatial development strategy will be integrated into national projects

  • In Moscow metro, ads for relocation to Far East

  • Russia may simplify procedure for issuing visas to foreign tourists

  • Net migration in exchange with Ukraine down three-fold

  • Foreigners stripped of residence permit will also be stripped of Russian pension

  • Russia diagnosing fewer cases of HIV

  • 5,600 Russians died from alcohol poisoning in 2018

  • In Russia, an increase in mortality from diseases of the digestive system

  • In Russia, women of working age most often die from cancer

  • Putin sets two-year target for ensuring availability of medical care across country

  • Federation Council approves palliative care act

  • Cases of measles are quite rare in Russia

  • ARVI and influenza epidemic in 32 Russian regions

  • Ministry of Health plans to cut number of abortions in half

  • Proposal for State Duma to remove abortion from the health insurance system

  • Ministry of Health opposes abortion ban

  • Phone apps will positively impact reproductive behavior of young people

  • State Duma calls on physicians to combat anti-vaxxers

  • Russia develops active longevity programs

  • Interior Ministry will receive information about the health of drivers

  • Road accident rate stops falling

  • In Russia, dramatic changes in norms for harmful substances in the air

World news

  • Europe will shrink by 26 million people by mid-century

  • Population of Azerbaijan reaches almost 10 million

  • The population of Latvia is 1,920,100 people

  • The population of Kiev has officially increased by 17,000 people

  • 46.6% of the population of Belarus are men

  • Average life expectancy in Shanghai reaches 83.63 years

  • Western Europeans marrying later than Eastern Europeans

  • Latvia among EU leaders in number of marriages

  • In South Korea, a rising proportion of unmarried people

  • Latvia and Lithuania are the worst Nordic countries for quality of life

  • In the UK, the cost of civil status certificates has increased significantly

  • Less than half of the economically active population of Ukraine are officially employed

  • Over year, 5,637 people lost Ukrainian citizenship, 988 people were granted it

  • US rejected 37,000 visa applications in 2018

  • Japan considering visa-free regime with Russia

  • Unspoken age limit on departure of residents from Turkmenistan increases to 40 years

  • Mexico plans to close migrant refuge on Texas border

  • In 2018, almost 100,000 fewer migrants arrived in Italy

  • Latinos less likely to believe there are too many migrants in US

  • Tajik migrants are actively becoming citizens of Russia while retaining Tajik citizenship

  • Will working conditions in EAEU countries become more comfortable?

  • Kazakhstan does not fear outflow of citizens

  • More than 10% of the population has left Venezuela

  • Venezuelan Foreign Ministry does not agree with UNHCR data on the number of people who have left the country

  • In 2018, migrants transferred a record amount of money to Kirgizia

  • In Kirgizia, about 86,000 children left without supervision of migrant worker parents

  • In Belarus, death rate from accidental alcohol poisoning twice as high as in Russia

  • Most “healthy” countries named

  • Facebook joins fight against anti-vaccine movement

  • Ministry of Labor of Belarus is for a free attempt at IVF

  • In Japan, baby born weighing 268 grams

The newspapers write about…

  • “”, “Novaya Gazeta”, “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” and “Svobodnaya Pressa” on the President’s address to the nation

  • “InoSMI.RU” and “Haaretz” on population projections

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on inequality

  • “” on a ranking of Russian regions

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on happiness and prosperity

  • “” on the changing nature of marriage

  • “RBK” on net migration

  • “Atlantic Council” on the emigration of Russians

  • “Yle” on Russians in Finland

  • “” and “UNIAN” on Ukrainian migrants

  • “IQ” on the migration crisis in the United States

  • “Sputnik” on terrorists among migrants

  • “Kultura” on the strategy for promoting a healthy life style

  • “Forbes” on fight against anti-vaxxers

  • “Science” on the measles epidemic in Ukraine

  • “Dagens Nyheter” and “Tageszeitung” on the spread of HIV

  • “Regiony Online”, “Russkaya sluzhba BBC”, “Shanghai Observer” and “Kommersant” on active longevity and old age

  • “Helsingin Sanomat” about nursing homes

  • “Shanghai news” and “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on biohackers

  • “Videnskab” on the effect of alcohol on health

  • “SRF” on alcohol consumption

  • “Izvestiya” on sobering-up stations

  • “Vox” on the health impact of smartphones

  • “Medvestnik” on mortality statistics

  • “Babr24” on norms for harmful substances

  • “The New York Times” on kindergartens in the USSR

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on embryo transfers

  • “Forbes” on work-family balance

  • “Yeni Asya” on child soldiers

  • “National Review” and “The New Yorker” on abortion legislation in the USA

  • “The Guardian” and “American Thinker” on LGBT

  • “Le Figaro” and “Atlantico” on parents in France

  • “Nozh” on toxic masculinity

  • “The Village” on a medical video blog

Read books and magazines

  • The dangers of urban life in the USSR in the period of late Stalinism. Health, hygiene and living conditions. 1943-1953

  • Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018

  • Labor and employment in the Republic of Belarus, 2018

  • Youth in the Commonwealth of Independent States: A Statistical Portrait

  • The socially conscious citizen as a goal and source of development of Russia

  • Through the pages of the magazines “Demografiya ta sotsalna ekonomika” (“Demography and Social Economy”) and “Povolzhskiy onkologicheskiy vestnik” (“Volga Region Oncological Herald”)

  • Contents of the journal “Demography

Demographic digest

  • The changing rural-urban divide in China’s megacities

  • Media exposure and political participation in a transitional African context

  • BONUS: Demography dots the i’s

Profession: researcher

  • Demographic development of Moscow: features, problems and prospects Meeting of the Demographic Section of the Central House of Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Round table on monitoring key indicators of road safety in Russia

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