Contents of Demoscope Weekly issue

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Current topic: Healthy life expectancy in Russia 

  • Healthy life expectancy as an integral feature of public health
  • Data sources for calculating the healthy life expectancy in Russia
  • Proportion of the unhealthy at different ages on subjective assessments
  • Healthy life expectancy of Russian men and women
  • Women live longer, but rate their health worse than men do

European demographic barometer 

  • In the European Union life expectancy at birth over the past half-century increased by 10 years
  • Differences in life expectancy between the countries of the EU-27 reduce, but remain significant
  • Increase in life expectancy in 1993-2009 was mainly due to older age groups
  • In the European Union infant mortality rate between 1993 and 2009 declined by half, from 8.7 ‰ to 4.3 ‰
  • In the EU-27 healthy life expectancy at birth in 2009 amounted to 62 years for women and 61 years for men

Analytical articles 

  • Public health and the current economic crisis
  • Invalids and the society: twenty years later
  • The burden of disease in the European Region
  • Measures aimed at reducing mortality have been taken. What are the results?
  • Behavioral risk factors at older ages: a comparative analysis of the situation in Russia and the European countries
  • Women and the smoking epidemic: turning the tide

Take care of women! 

  • Underestimation of the stillbirth issue
  • New Hungarian Constitution is a threat to reproductive rights

Russian news 

  • Ministry of Health intends to ensure the stabilization of the country's population
  • German demographers have called Russia a vanishing world power
  • The number of megacities in Russia decreased
  • Businessmen suggested raising the retirement age for women for 8 years
  • Profile Committee of the Federation Council has spoken against raising the retirement age
  • State Duma deputies oppose raising the retirement age in Russia
  • Proportion of the poor in Russia in 2010 decreased to 13.1%
  • Labor pensions will be indexed again from 1 August
  • Nearly 4.5 million Russians joined the retirement co-financing program
  • State Duma suggests offering maternity capital to foreign women
  • Medvedev suggests using maternity capital on mothers' education
  • United Russia suggests increasing the duration of the benefit for the third child
  • The State Duma will fight fictitious marriages
  • Will most orphans in the country find new families within the period of 3 to 5 years?
  • Prokhorov insists on a complete revision of the Labor Code
  • A list of documents to determine the children's Russian citizenship has been approved
  • There should be no quotas for foreign migrant workers in the future
  • Only 5% of migrant workers count on help from Russians
  • FMS Press Secretary fired for racist remarks
  • Onishchenko has approved sanitary regulations for HIV prevention in Russia
  • The number of Russian children born with HIV infection decreased more than twice within 7 years
  • There are 2-2.5 million drug users in Russia
  • Nearly 15% of Russians are ready to try drugs on occasion
  • Government will develop a methodology for testing college students on drug use
  • Mironov suggests selling alcohol only in specialized stores
  • Chambers for smokers and non-smokers will be installed in Russian prisons
  • Nearly 13 million Russians are not vaccinated against hepatitis B
  • Hemophilia patients will be treated free of charge
  • Traffic Police intends to reduce road mortality by 1.5 times in 2012
  • Nearly half of the children in Russia are born sick
  • Medvedev expressed disappointment with the workers' protection situation

Eurasian news  

  • Azerbaijan's population reached 9.138 million people
  • Population growth is observed in Kyrgyzstan
  • Ukraine has one millionaire city fewer
  • The fertility has fallen in Belarus
  • Out-of-wedlock births in Azerbaijan are often caused by lack of documents for marriage
  • There may be a poverty rise in Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Tajikistan
  • Every third Georgian citizen lives in abject poverty
  • In 3 to 5 years Ukraine's economy will grow by 8-10% per year
  • Will Belarus reach the level of the most developed European countries in 5 years?
  • Joint pension system in Azerbaijan will require 400 million manats
  • Kyrgyzstan will increase salaries for social workers from 1 May
  • Ukraine will not join the Customs Union
  • Agreement on free trade zone in the CIS will be signed on 19 May in Belarus
  • The unemployment benefit in Azerbaijan decreased by 1.7% in 2011
  • According to unofficial data, the unemployment rate in Kyrgyzstan is above 20%
  • Are Georgian "neutral passports" not attracting Ossetians and Abkhazians?
  • Yanukovych has approved an action plan to liberalize the visa regime with EU
  • Nearly 270 thousand labor migrants from Kyrgyzstan received Russian citizenship
  • 80% of migrants in Azerbaijan are Azeri from neighboring countries
  • 95% of illegals in Ukraine are Russians
  • Lukashenko has demanded a report on the fight against illegal migration
  • Azerbaijan expelled 601 foreigners in March
  • Turkmenistan joined the WHO convention on tobacco control
  • More than 1 million children will be vaccinated from polio in Tajikistan
  • There are more than 200 hemophilia patients in Armenia

World news 

  • The rate of global population growth will continue to decline
  • Over the past 10 years white Americans have become a minority in many major cities
  • Over the past 50 years life expectancy in the EU increased by about 10 years
  • Population aging and emigration are the main demographic problems in Estonia
  • Thailand bans foreign men over 50 marrying local women
  • Is raising the retirement age in Lithuania inevitable?
  • The World Bank estimated the impact of wars on poverty
  • UN World Food Program needs extra money to help Koreans
  • Latvians working in the EU will be freed from paying some taxes
  • 120000 unemployed in Latvia do not have any income
  • Is unemployment killing men?
  • Syrian president gave citizenship to the local Kurds
  • Italy will allow the refugees from Lampedusa to reach Europe
  • Bavaria has promised to close the border for Tunisian refugees
  • 78% of Latvians do not wish to accept refugees
  • France has banned hijab in public places
  • 500000 Americans die every year from smoking-related diseases
  • More than 7.2 thousand babies every day are stillborn
  • Alcohol linked to cancer in 10% of Western European men
  • The death toll in the Japanese earthquake came close to 14 thousand people
  • The number of cholera epidemic victims in Haiti reached 4.7 thousand people
  • Obama may reduce healthcare financing of the indigent and the elderly
  • France does not want to recognize surrogacy legitimate
  • Latvia offered paying IVF at the expense of the state
  • Britons will be screened for genetic diseases before conceiving a child
  • All the existing languages on Earth evolved from a single origin

Newspapers write about ... 

  • "NezavisimayaGazeta" about the speech of the Prime Minister at the medical forum
  • "Dengi" about the healthcare reform budget
  • "" about AIDS in Russia
  • "HSE News Portal" about the demographic problems in Russia
  • "RossiyskayaGazeta" about the new stage of population policy
  • "Deutsche Welle" about the population policy in Russia
  • "" about child benefits in Ukraine
  • "The Guardian" about additional votes in the elections for Hungarian mothers
  • "Trud-7" about the rural population of Russia
  • "" about the population of Kyrgyzstan
  • "" about aging in China
  • "" about demography and migration in Russia
  • "Kommersant", "Novaya Gazeta" and "Moscow News" about the new concept of migration policy
  • "Vecherniy Bishkek" about the change of Russian immigration legislation as seen by donor countries
  • "BFM.RU" about remittances of migrants
  • "Novaya Gazeta" about North African refugees in Europe
  • "NovyeIzvestiya" about London as the capital of political emigration
  • "RossiyskayaGazeta" about the problems of migration of Russian compatriots
  • "Vedomosti" about internal migration in Russia
  • "Moscow News" about migration in Moscow
  • "Kommersant" about the dismissal of Konstantin Poltoranin
  • "Vedomosti" about the "true Finns"
  • "" about the ThiloSarrazin's book
  • "Vedomosti" and «» about tolerance and intolerance
  • "" about the Russian language in Lithuania
  • "" about the tax price of the social policy
  • "Vedomosti" about Russians' welfare
  • "Expert" about incomes and consumption
  • "Expert" about Russian education and its expenses
  • "" about the causes of low strike activity in Russia
  • "" about the monotowns issue
  • "NovyeIzvestiya" about subsidies for young specialists
  • "Berliner Zeitung" about housework
  • "" about the views of Kapitsa on demography and science
  • "MeditsinskayaGazeta" about the consequences of the Chernobyl accident
  • "Komsomolskaya Pravda" about the results of the 2010 population census in Russia
  • "Vzglyad" about the reduction of the number of millionaire cities in Russia
  • "Odnako" about the census in the Baltic countries

Interactive poll 

  • Do we need kindergartens? Poll results

Recent polls 

  • Russians about their health and treatment
  • Therapists are the closest to the people
  • Unemployment and how to fight it

Correspondence with readers 

  • Can life expectancy grow so quickly?

Recent publications 

  • Global strategy to reduce the hazardous alcohol abuse
  • Azerbaijan: the health care system overview
  • Providing medical assistance to foreign citizens and persons without citizenship in the Russian Federation
  • Geography of the World Development
  • Population issues in the mirror of history
  • Through the pages of magazines "Healthcare in the Russian Federation" and "Social Sciences and Modernity"
  • Contents of the journal «Population & Societes»

Profession: Researcher 

  • Gender aspects of migration policy. International Conference
  • 120 years since the birth of J.S. Ulitsky (1891-1956)
  • Leonid Rybakovsky is 80

Golden fund of national demography 

  • J.S. Ulitsky. Demographic concept of generation

Students' Page 

  • Causes of deathandlife expectancy in Russiaand European countries
  • About the Masters Program in Demography

New ads 

  1. International scientific conference "Contemporary Global Demographic Problems: Migrations and Migration policy». Moscow, Russia. 29-30 November 2011. 
  2. PopFest 2011, the annual Population Studies postgraduate conference. Groningen, the Netherlands. 27-29 September 2011.

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