Institute of Demography

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15 June - 31 July 2020

ISSN 1726-2887

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Russian demographic barometer

The population of Russia until the end of the century according to the UN projection of the revision 2019

  • According to UN estimates, the population of Russia (without Crimea) as of July 1, 2019 came to 146 million people

  • By 2030, the population of Russia will, with a 95% probability, be from 141 to 146 million people, and by the end of the century - from 103 to 159 million people

  • In the coming years, population decline of Russia will resume; a slight increase is possible with an increase in fertility to the level of simple reproduction and migration growth

  • Total fertility will, with a probability of 95%, be from 1.52 to 2.20 by mid-century

  • According to the UN projection, life expectancy in Russia will steadily increase, but only in the second half of the century will it exceed the world average

  • The demographic burden on the population of working ages will increase until the middle of the century with a slight decrease in the 2030s

Take care of women!

  • Maternal mortality in the world: 2019 estimate

  • UN calls on countries to guarantee women the right to safe and legal abortion

  • In Russia, National Society for the Study of the Sexual Health of Women has been established

In the vastness of Russia

  • The Ministry of Economic Development predicts natural population increase in Russia no earlier than 2024

  • The World Bank expects a decrease in the share of the working-age population in Russia

  • WHO finds an increase in life expectancy in Russia

  • Most Russians plan to live at least 87 years

  • Women in Russia and other developed countries are not ready to have more than two children

  • Russians prefer to get divorced after 30 years

  • 5 million entries have been made in the electronic registry office

  • Russia to hold first digital census in 2020

  • The census will require 33 billion rubles

  • New questions will appear in the 2020 census

  • Russian census takers find it difficult to get into rich private homes

  • Starting January 1, 2020, insurance pensions will be increased in Russia

  • Russian middle-class incomes fall for fifth consecutive year

  • Oreshkin promises income growth of Russians before the end of the year

  • Russians consider income of 12,500 rubles as poverty line

  • In Russia, only a quarter of conscripts are accepted into the army

  • Moscow authorities counting on job growth

  • A third of Russians are ready to move for a better job

  • The rules for obtaining Russian citizenship might be changed

  • Russian citizens can visit 117 countries of the world without a visa

  • Labor migrants are essential for Russia

  • Salary threshold for highly qualified foreign specialists will be reduced

  • The government has set a limit on the share of foreign workers by industry for 2020

  • Rosstat records an increase in fatal alcohol poisoning

  • The highest mortality from alcohol in Russia is in Chukotka

  • Russian women smoking more despite anti-tobacco policy

  • Government bans smoking on balconies

  • Ministry of Health allows possibility of banning vapes in Russia

  • The cause of half of deaths in Russia is cardiovascular disease

  • More than half of male deaths in Russia can be prevented

  • Mortality rate from tuberculosis in Russia falls to minimum level

  • Cost of a birth certificate will be increased to 12 thousand rubles

  • Social network "VKontakte" warns against refusing vaccinations

  • 11,000 packages of foreign psychotropic drugs will be imported to Russia

  • Russians at high risk of a hypertensive crisis will be given tonometers

  • Ministry of Health promises transition to fair pay for doctors

  • The number of Russian prisoners is almost four times higher than the average European level

World news

  • Population of Greece continues to decline

  • The population of the Czech Republic is growing due to migrants

  • The life expectancy of Belarusians has increased by four years in ten years

  • The probability of living to retirement age among Kirgiz men is 70%

  • By 2050, there will be 487 million people over 60 in China

  • Population census will cost Ukraine more than $136 million

  • Ukraine plans to conduct electronic census before the end of the year

  • The risk of poverty among the elderly in Estonia is the highest among EU countries

  • 31% of older people continue to work in South Korea

  • More than 8,000 stateless persons have become citizens of Turkmenistan

  • Kirgizia becomes worlds first country to end the problem of statelessness

  • Italian authorities may simplify citizenship for migrant children

  • Trump announces abolition of visas for citizens of Poland

  • Moldovan citizens will be able to legally work in Israel

  • Kirgiz authorities ask to solve the problem of restricting remittances from Russia

  • 15% of the income of the Moldovan population is provided by migrant worker remittances

  • Migrant worker remittances to Tajikistan are most often spent on tuition and medicines

  • Turkey plans to return 2 million refugees to Syria

  • German Foreign Minister fears a new wave of migration to the EU

  • US plans to cut nearly in half the limit on the number of refugees accepted

  • Estonia refuses to accept African refugees due to Ukrainian migrants

  • Czech Republic will vote against the distribution of migrants in the EU

  • In September, the number of illegal migrants arriving in Italy rose sharply

  • New York authorities prohibit calling visitors "illegal immigrants"

  • Tajikistan intends to expand access to various methods of contraception

  • UN peacekeepers accused of spreading cholera in Haiti

  • Government of Ukraine intends to reduce the number of epidemiological outbreaks by 30%

  • Parkinson's disease has gender differences

  • In Saudi Arabia, unmarried tourists allowed to stay in same room

The newspapers write about

  • RBK and REGNUM on citizenship

  • Argumenty i Fakty on the census

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta and Komsomolskaya Pravda on Russia's demographic situation and development priorities

  • Polit.Ru on foreign labor quotas

  • REGNUM on the problems of the Far East

  • REGNUM on migrant phobia

  • Evrensel on the migration crisis in Europe

  • EurasiaNet on Chinese migration

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on the development of the two capitals

  • on competition for sex

  • Vechernyaya Moskva on the marriage market

  • on abortion

  • Ilta-Sanomat on low fertility

  • ORF and RBK on alcohol consumption and alcohol mortality

  • REGNUM on medical tourism

  • Moskovsky Komsomolets on the health of the elderly

  • Novye Izvestia on smokers

  • Time on nutrition

  • Vechernyaya Moskva on cancer

  • Suomen Uutiset on violence

  • NOZh on psychiatric rehabilitation

  • Snob on victims of perestroika

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on the loss of life in the last century

  • RBK on poverty

  • on inequality

  • La Croix on the protesters

  • on dismissals at the Blokhin cancer center

  • on the demographic situation of Lithuania

  • Polityka on the demographic situation of Moldova

  • The Washington Post on the effects of global warming

  • Sputnik on LGBT

Read books and magazines

  • Suicide in the world. Global health estimates

  • Better health for Europe: more equitable and sustainable

  • Demographic Yearbook of the Republic of Tajikistan

  • Climate change and health: estimates, indicators, forecasts

  • Resources and activities of dermato-venerological organizations

  • Through the pages of the journals Demografiya ta Sotsialna Ekonomika (Demography and Social Economics) and Vestnik MGU. Seriya 6. Ekonomika (Bulletin of Moscow State University. Series 6. Economics)

  • Contents of the Journal of Marriage and Family

Profession: researcher

  • 100 years since the birth of Alexandra Sergeevna Semenova

  •     A.S. Semenova. From the experience of building Soviet survival tables

  • 75 years since the birth of Alexei Yuryevich Shevyakov

  •     A.Yu. Shevyakov. Social inequality: a brake on economic and demographic growth

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