Contents of Demoscope Weekly issue

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Current topic: Alcohol and mortality from cardiovascular diseases

  • Fluctuations of alcohol-related mortality
  • Alcoholic cardiomyopathy as a cause of death
  • The results of a survey in Izhevsk
  • Binges and hazardous alcohol consumption carry the biggest threat to the heart
  • The link between the cardiovascular mortality and the alcohol consumption can not be explained by errors in identifying the causes of death

European demographic barometer

  • Total fertility rate in the EU-27 increased in 2002-2008 from 1.45 to 1.60
  • Among the EU-27 countries, total fertility rate decreased slightly in Portugal, Luxembourg and Malta only
  • Mean age of women at childbearing increased in all EU-27 countries, ranging in 2008 from 26.5 years in Bulgaria to 31.2 years in Ireland
  • Proportion of out-of-wedlock births has grown steadily - in 2009 it ranged from 6.6% in Greece to 59.2% in Estonia
  • Is fertility in the EU higher in the countries with a higher level of socio-economic development?

Analytical articles

  • Alcohol-related mortality in the Russian Empire in 1870-1894
  • Alcohol consumption and tobacco use in Estonia (cluster analysis)
  • Suicidal behaviour of the population: risk factors and management capabilities
  • Infant mortality in Russia: success and remaining challenges
  • Some aspects of mortality studies in Barnaul in the second half of the XIX century (based on the "Population of Barnaul" database)

Russian news

  • Russia's population declined by 48.3 thousand people in 2010
  • Putin has urged to intensify work in the field of population policy
  • Russian Federal State Statistics Service ( Rosstat) has published the preliminary results of the 2010 census
  • Russian Federal State Statistics Service ( Rosstat) has called expected the results of the 2010 census
  • The 2010 census in Russia showed reduction of natural population decline rate
  • The quantitative gap between men and women in Russia increases
  • The population growth in Moscow and St. Petersburg is associated with the quality of life in these cities
  • Heat waves in 2010 increased mortality by 1%
  • Mortality in the Volga Federal District exceeded fertility by 21%
  • Life expectancy in Kaliningrad is 6.5 years shorter than in the "new" EU countries
  • Consumer basket rose by 0.7% in March
  • Pensions increased by 15.3% in February
  • Ministry of Health suggests allowing families to spend maternity capital on tuition fees
  • Human rights activists suggest using maternity capital for child treatment
  • 13 million Russians are involved in the shadow businesses
  • The overall unemployment in Russia remained stable last month
  • Ministry of Health recorded the first seasonal decline of unemployment in Russia
  • Russian Federal State Statistics Service ( Rosstat) will start examining the employment of graduates in 2016
  • Alternative service in 2011 will be available in 125 professions
  • Russians should not worry about strangers registered in their domicile
  • Russian Orthodox Church will be engaged in discussing the introduction of a Muscovite's universal electronic card
  • Ingushetia eliminates refugee camps
  • "Legitimate" refugees in Ingushetia will receive 50 thousand roubles each from Evkurov
  • Kozak will be responsible for the national policy in Russia
  • The incidence for most infectious diseases has decreased
  • Ministry of Health found ineffective the anti-TB campaign launched by the Global Fund
  • Prisons and colonies haven't become sources of TB propagation
  • Russia will create compartments for HIV-infected patients with tuberculosis
  • Russian Orthodox Church will help Russian women who renounced abortion
  • Ministry of Health will increasingly subsidize the well-functioning organizations of disabled persons
  • "Ambulance" returns to Moscow
  • Parents protest against government interference in family life
  • Russia will join Convention on International Child Abduction

Eurasian news

  • The population of Belarus declined by 4.6 thousand people within two months
  • Brides and grooms in Minsk "aged" by two years within ten years
  • The proportion of elderly people in Belarus will increase to 24% by 2015
  • Uzbekistan will carry out the statistical analysis of the population for the first time
  • Moldovan government has decided to reduce the number of pensioners
  • Law enforcement authorities will be engaged in the search of "dead souls" in the list of pensioners
  • Pensions will be indexed in Moldova from April 1
  • Ministry of Education considers compulsory registration of children in Armenia extremely important
  • Armenian society is skeptical towards the image of a female leader
  • Azerbaijan is preparing a set of legislation changes to protect women's rights
  • The nationality of Moldova's inhabitants will only be stated in birth certificates
  • The unemployment is growing in Moldova
  • Turkmenistan has established a minimal period required to obtain a residence permit
  • Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan agreed to improve the system of control over the labor migration
  • Migration Service of Tajikistan will be monitor ing the migration programs
  • The imposed penalties in Azerbaijan will be added to the salaries of the employees of migration services
  • There are 3.5 million Ukrainians working in Russia, but only less than 10% work legally
  • 98% of remittances in Kyrgyzstan come from Russia
  • Nearly half a million illegal workers from Ukraine work in Poland
  • Canada is ready for a new wave of Ukrainian emigration
  • Nearly 500 HIV-infected have been registered in Bishkek
  • There are fewer TB patients, but the mortality is still on the rise in Moldova
  • The number of diabetic patients in Belarus increases annually by 20 thousand
  • Armenia anticipates to be recognized as a malaria-free zone in 2011
  • Kazakhstan has launched the Healthcare development program
  • Azerbaijan occupies the 109th place in the list of countries with the most advanced healthcare systems
  • More than half of Tajikistan's population has no access to drinking water

World news

  • India is home to 17% of world's population
  • Hispanics represent the largest diaspora in the U.S.
  • The percentage of foreigners residing in Lithuania is one of the lowest in the EU
  • More than 300000 Latvian citizens live outside the country
  • The proportion of girls among newborns in India hit the minimum
  • Life expectancy in Sweden is growing
  • Infant mortality in Latvia is 8 per 1000
  • Danes are becoming less attracted by legitimate marriage
  • The Sub-Committee on Population Policy has been formed within the Saeima of Latvia
  • Children from poor areas of China suffer from malnutrition
  • Latvia introduced restrictions on social benefits
  • More than 13.5 thousand children in Latvia are non-citizens
  • Last year the immigrants transferred to Lithuania a record amount of money
  • German employers will be responsible for hiring illegal workers
  • In 2010, 257.8 thousand foreigners sought asylum in the EU
  • The number of refugees from C ôte d'Ivoire has exceeded 1 million
  • No infectious diseases have been recorded among the immigrants on the Lampedusa island
  • The Lithuanian president has signed the bill reforming schools for ethnic minorities
  • Latvia has increased the penalty for failure to use the Latvian language
  • The number of dead and missing in Japan has reached 28000
  • UN Secretary-General outlines five key recommendations to reduce HIV transmission by 50% by 2015
  • Thailand records 1.1 million total HIV/AIDS cases
  • WHO has predicted two million cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the next four years
  • The number of children with TB in Estonia increased by 8 times in 5 years
  • Mortality from hard drugs in Germany has decreased
  • 500000 people in the U.S. die every year from smoking-related diseases
  • Israeli parliamentarians intend to prohibit the sale of cigarettes through automatic distributors
  • Arizona decided to impose fines for over weight people and smokers
  • Every third woman in the world gives birth without medical assistance
  • Arizona enacts ban on abortions based on race and gender
  • A measles epidemic has infected more than 21000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Almost 300000 died in 2010 natural disasters

Newspapers write about ...

  • "Profile" and "Expert" about the demographic situation in Russia
  • "Vedomosti" about excise duties on alcohol
  • "RIA Novosti" about tobacco control in Finland
  • "" about mortality from cancer
  • "BBC" about the proposal to abandon free abortions
  • "Novye Izvestiya" about the debate on the issue of abortions in the U.S.
  • "Echo" about marriage, family and children in Azerbaijan
  • "Moscow news" about parents' criminal liability for kidnapping
  • "Rossiyskaya gazeta", "Moscow news" and "Izvestiya" about the concept of migration policy in Russia
  • "Izvestiya" about the income tax for the resettled compatriots
  • "Vesti.Ru" and "" about the problems of online registration
  • "Vedomosti" about the factors of internal migration in Russia
  • "Vedomosti" and "Kommersant" about the willingness of workers to migrate
  • "Kommersant" about the temporarily displaced persons and refugees in Ingushetia and Ossetia
  • "Vlast" about the refugees in Europe in 2010
  • "Le Figaro" about the refugees from Africa to Europe
  • "" about a possible confrontation in Yemen
  • "Vzglyad" about Kozak, the curator of the national policy in Russia
  • "American Thinker" about women in Chechnya
  • "Russian BBC Service" about domestic violence in Tajikistan
  • "" about the employment policy in Russia
  • "Vedomosti" about the Russian labor legislation
  • "Nezavisimaya Gazeta" about the views of political parties on the pension reform
  • "Kommersant" about the possible reform of the social tax
  • "Dengi" about the reform of the health insurance system
  • "Kommersant" about the expenses on healthcare in Russia
  • "BBC" about the cost-of-living index in the Russian cities
  • "Expert" and "Vedomosti" about monotowns and their support
  • "BBC" about urbanization and ecology
  • "Corriere della Sera" about 600 cities
  • "Kommersant" about the demographic deficit of the Russian army
  • "The Wall Street Journal" about the sleepless elite
  • "Der Spiegel" about the death penalty worldwide
  • "BBC" about the disappearance of religion
  • "Radio Svoboda" about the similarity of views of the deputies and the homeless

Interactive poll

  • Do we need kindergartens?

Census 2010

  • "Expert", "Vedomosti", "Ogonek" and "Novaya gazeta" about the preliminary results of the census
  • "Rosbalt" and "Moscow news" about the census results
  • "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" about the exaggerated rumours of Russian extinction
  • "Expert" about the regional results of the census
  • "Parlamentskaya gazeta" about the first conclusions from the census results
  • "Frankfurter Rundschau" about the census and islamization
  • "Dengi" about the cost of the census in Dagestan
  • "Forbes" about who and why needs a census

Profession: Researcher

  • Demographic issues at the XII International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development
  • Demoscope celebrated its 10th anniversary
               The modest charm of Demoscope
               Jubilee gatherings
  • Demography in the second half of the XX century: a nostalgic meeting in Prague

Recent publications

  • World Health Report 2010
  • Demographic Yearbook 2008
  • Tuberculosis in the Russian Federation in 2009
  • Losses of the Soviet Union and Germany in WWII: calculation methods and the most likely results
  • Implementing health financing reform: lessons from countries in transition
  • Through the pages of magazines "Narodonaseleniye" ("Population") and "Uroven zhizni naseleniya regionov Rossiyi" ("Living standard of the population in the regions of Russia")
  • Contents of "Population Bulletin"

Students' Page

  • About the Masters Program in Demography

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