Institute of Demography

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129 - 22 November 2020

ISSN 1726-2887

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World demographic barometer

How the world's elderly live

  • Senior households database

  • The average household size of older people varies from 2 to 12 people

  • In the countries of Europe and North America, the majority of elderly people live in married couples or alone; in Africa, Asia and Latin America - in families of complex composition

  • In Europe and Latin America, two-thirds of the consumption of older people comes from public transfers

  • The economic burden of older ages will increase from 20 per 100 workers in 2019 to 25 in 2030 and 33 in 2050


  • A bad peace or a good quarrel?

  • The desired and the expected number of children

  • The quality of medical services: a request for tight control

  • Emigration moods

In the vastness of Russia

  • Natural population decline in Russia in 2019 will be a record for the past 11 years

  • A Russian man will live 7.5 years after retirement, a woman - 22.6

  • Most Russians would like to have two children

  • Russia falls in gender equality ranking

  • Medvedev signs decree on All-Russian Census

  • Census will show where Russians go to work

  • Russians spend almost a third of their budget on food

  • 52% of large Russian families are below the poverty line

  • Payments for the first child have already been made to more than half a million families

  • Ministry of Labor speaks about measures to support families with children starting in 2020

  • Funded part of pension frozen until 2022

  • Some pensioners will have to come in person to the Pension Fund once a year.

  • A proposal to pay stipend to job-seekers over age 50

  • The most popular job sectors for retraining pre-pensioners

  • Plastic card will replace paper passports in the Russian Federation

  • Russia does not change visa processing times for visas to American citizens

  • Frequently traveling Russians will receive five-year Schengen visas

  • Medvedev approves quotas for the reception of labor migrants from far abroad

  • State Duma ratifies agreement on “migrant recruitment” with Tajikistan

  • State Duma allows migrants with real estate to register anyone

  • Mortality from alcohol poisoning in Russia up by 11.9%

  • Alcoholism in Russian regions associated with indigenous peoples and rotation workers

  • Poverty and drunkenness are the main causes of serious crimes in Russia

  • January 1 – a record-breaking day for the number of murders committed due to alcohol

  • State Duma supports application of anti-tobacco law to vapes and hookahs

  • State Duma votes to return smoking-rooms to airports

  • The number of deaths in road accidents decreased by almost 10% over the year

  • 900,000 children with mental disorders in Russia

  • The number of abortions has decreased fourfold over past 20 years

  • Russians suffering heart attacks and strokes will start receiving free medicines

  • 70% of Russians support law on the prevention of domestic violence

  • Duma deputies amend Domestic Violence bill

World news

  • The population of Kiev has surpassed 3 million people

  • Over past ten years nearly four million people have left Ukraine

  • By 2040, the working-age population in South Korea will decline

  • In Ukraine, second stage of trial census has begun

  • Results of Ukraine's electronic census will be known before the end of the year

  • Belarus takes 50th place in human development index

  • Over past 18 years Ukraine's human development index has grown by 6.3%

  • French authorities decide to raise the age for receiving a full pension

  • Plan in Belarus to increase allowance for women having children with an age difference of 3-4 years

  • Kazakh schools fined for overcrowded classes

  • Proposal to make it easier for Ukrainians and Belarusians to get Russian passports

  • Obtaining Czech citizenship will become more difficult as of 2020

  • In India, protests over citizenship law

  • Kazakhstan will change criteria for obtaining repatriate status

  • Georgian citizens will be subjected to “pre-flight check” before leaving for EU countries

  • Armenian President signs visa-free law with China

  • Among countries of Turkestan, residents of Uzbekistan are most often denied visas to the United States

  • A third of Ukrainians want to go abroad to earn money

  • In Finland, the largest number of labor migrants come from Ukraine

  • In 2019, migrants will transfer $11.5 billion to Ukraine

  • Erdogan demands that EU pay for reception of refugees

  • Turkey will return a million refugees to Syria

  • Turkmenistan ranks first in child mortality in the region

  • Lung cancer in first place among oncological diseases in Armenia

  • Breast cancer can be treated without chemotherapy

  • Scientists have identified three stages of human aging

The newspapers write about…

  • Izvestia on the national projects

  • REGNUM, RBK, The Insider and Pravoslavie i Mir on the natural population decline

  • Nyheter Idag, Obozrevatel, Kathimerini, Valeurs Actuelles, Russkaya Sluzhba BBC and Sasapost on the migration crisis

  • Rossiyskaya Gazeta on migrants

  • Komsomolskaya Pravda and Rossiyskaya Gazeta on the shortage of youth

  • REGNUM on repatriates

  • Snob on the development of cities

  • REGNUM on the digitalization of healthcare

  • La Vanguardia on alcohol consumption

  • Le Figaro and Nezavisimaya Gazeta on domestic violence

  • Dagens Nyheter, Gazeta.Ru, Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Frankfurter Rundschau on the status of women and motherhood

  • Izvestia on reproductive plans

  • Le Temps on genetically modified children

  • on abortion

  • IQ on the contraceptive revolution in Russia

  • on sexuality

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on the spread of measles

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on HIV

  • Project Syndicate on antibiotics

  • Novaya Gazeta on the elderly

  • Rossiyskaya Gazeta and RT na Russkom on the situation of disabled people

  • Russkaya Sluzhba on violence

  • Council On Foreign Relations on global trends

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on religion in the Arab world

Read books and magazines

  • Russian population 2017

  • Levels and trends in child mortality. Report 2019

  • World population prospects. The 2019 revision

  • Health, United States, 2018

  • Morbidity of the child population of Russia (0-14 years) in 2018 with a first-time diagnosis

  • Through the pages of the magazines Naseleniye i Ekonomika (Population and Economics) and Profilakticheskaya Meditsina (Preventive Medicine)

  • Contents of the European Journal of Population

Profession: researcher

  • The demographic effects of smoking in Russia. Meeting of the Demographic Section of the Central House of Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Happy birthday to Boris Alexandrovich Revich

  • Congratulations to Sergey Vladimirovich Zakharov on his 60th birthday

  • Publications of Sergey Vladimirovich Zakharov since 2009.

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