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World demographic barometer

World alcohol consumption trends, 2018 WHO estimates

  • Reducing alcohol abuse is one of the challenges to ensuring sustainable world development

  • The proportion of the world's population 15 years and older who consume alcohol has decreased to 43% versus 48% in 2000

  • Most legal alcohol - about 45% - is used in hard alcoholic drinks

  • Total consumption of pure alcohol in 2016 remained the same as in 2010 - 6.4 liters per person 15 years and older

  • 18% of the population 15 years and older drink alcohol in large quantities, among drinkers - 40%

Q&A

  • Hard work, poverty and old age: three causes of disease in Russia

  • Trust in doctors and medical facilities

  • Social distance

  • Attitudes towards LGBT

  • What do you smoke?

In the vastness of Russia

  • The government expects to achieve natural population increase

  • By 2030 just over 30% of Russians will be elderly

  • Government has plan to increase fertility in Russia

  • Rosstat tells about preparation for national census

  • Oreshkin proposes to report to security forces any cases of pressure on Rosstat

  • Rosstat considering new sources for statistics

  • Doubts in Audit Chamber concerning growth of real incomes of Russians

  • A family of three in Russia needs 78 thousand rubles a month for a normal life

  • Cabinet to create handbook of available support measures when a child is born

  • Russia simplifies rules for obtaining child benefits

  • Government supports idea to extend maternity capital program

  • Children's rooms may appear in Russian universities

  • Pension Fund of Russia has digitized employment records of Russians

  • Donbass residents will need to register to receive a Russian pension

  • Putin does not rule out bringing back mandatory job assignments for college grads

  • Yakutia, Transbaikalia and Kamchatka have highest population outflow rates in the Far Eastern Federal District

  • Government may propose that state companies leave their offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg

  • Countries with the highest Schengen visa refusal rate to Russians have been named

  • Russia may simplify procedure for obtaining temporary and permanent residence permits

  • Putin intends to create conditions in Russia for the return of scientists who went abroad

  • Proposal to lower minimum salary requirement for highly skilled immigrants

  • Moscow has earned five billion rubles on migrant work licenses

  • Migrant children will be taught Russian in kindergartens

  • Regions with the highest incidence of HIV

  • The number of new HIV infections is decreasing in Russia

  • Patients with HIV and hepatitis C will be allowed to adopt children

  • FAS supports setting minimum legal age for purchasing hard alcohol at 21 years

  • In Russia, more than 3.7 million cancer patients are registered

  • Sudden infant mortality in Russia is significantly lower than world average

  • 5% of deaths in Russia in 2018 resulted from misdiagnosis

  • Over 567 thousand abortions were registered in Russia in 2018

  • 25% of Russians suffer from obesity

  • About 86% of Russians have noted a shortage of medical workers

  • 15% of Russians use private healthcare

World news

  • The population of Estonia is growing thanks to migrants

  • Every year the population of Moldova shrinks by 3%

  • Population of Ukraine has decreased by almost 74 thousand people over 3 months

  • The population of Belarus continues to decline

  • Number of births in the United States decreases for fourth year straight

  • 30% of the population of Kazakhstan are children under 15

  • Family model in Belarus increasingly similar to Europes

  • Over the past four years the number of internal migrants in Kazakhstan has doubled

  • Donald Trump demands abolition of green card lottery

  • Turkey reduces nine-fold the cost of work visas for citizens of Kirgizia

  • Ukrainian migrants are increasingly leaving with their families

  • Georgian citizens will be able to work legally in France

  • Emigrants from Lithuania transferred more than 1 billion euros to their homeland over year

  • Migrants from Kirgizia sent home more than half a billion dollars in remittances over three-month period

  • Greece leads Europe in number of refugees arriving on its territory

  • The number of illegal migrants in Latvia reaches 20 thousand

  • In 2018 Germany spent 23 billion euros on refugees

  • Immigrant children in Germany missing out on integration opportunities

  • The level of anti-immigration sentiment in Europe has decreased

  • Alabama has almost completely banned abortions

  • Trump makes first comments on abortion bans in several states.

  • Adult obesity reaching epidemic proportions

  • Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage

  • In Kirgizia, one in 12 women considers being beaten for refusing sex to her husband the norm

The newspapers write about

  • Kommersant on issuing passports to Ukrainians

  • Russkaya Planeta on highly skilled migrants

  • Deutsche Welle and Carnegie Moscow Center on the migration crisis

  • Suddeutsche Zeitung twice and El Pais on migration policy

  • Dagens Nyheter on the passport market

  • Natsionalny Aktsent on the Moscow Migration Center

  • The American Conservative on the "substitute" population forecast

  • REGNUM on the population of the former USSR countries

  • Argumenty i Fakty on the census in Ukraine

  • REGNUM, Time and La Nacion on inequality

  • Economy Times on job opportunities for college grads

  • Izvestiya on the digitization of employment records

  • Project Syndicate on regional development

  • RBK, Die Welt and Pravda.Ru on romantic relationships

  • Shanghai news on inter-ethnic marriages

  • Svenska Dagbladet on IVF

  • News.ru on divorce

  • Realnoye Vremya, REGNUM and IQ on the family

  • Frankfurter Rundschau and Yle on the elderly

  • Novaya Gazeta on death compensation

  • Big Think on death

  • InoSMI.RU on the measles epidemic

  • Newsweek on antibiotics

  • RBK on banning alcohol in medicines

  • Moskovsky Komsomolets on cardiovascular diseases

  • Suddeutsche Zeitung on road traffic mortality

  • Izvestiya on preventing falls

  • Forbes on womens rights

  • Vechernyaya Moskva on gender imbalance

  • Gazeta.ru on gynecologists

  • "Le Figaro" on LGBT

Read books and magazines

  • Global Urban Health Report: Equitable, Healthier Cities for Sustainable Development

  • The Republic of Bashkortostan. A demographic report

  • Prevalence of risk factors for noncommunicable diseases in the Republic of Belarus. Steps 2016

  • Women and men of the Kirgiz Republic. 2013-2017

  • Families with children in Russia: living standards and social support policies

  • Through the pages of the journals Mediko-sotsialnaya Ekspertiza i Reabilitatsiya (Medical and social expertise and rehabilitation) and Suitsidologiya (Suicidology)

  • Contents of the European journal of population

Profession: researcher

  • Young scientists on current problems of demographic science. Meeting of the Demographic Section of the Central House of Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Round table "HIV prevention and reproductive health of young Russians: the view of researchers and practitioners"

  • Happy anniversary to Zhanna Antonovna Zayonchkovskaya

  • In memory of Lyubov Vasilyevna Chuiko

 
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