Contents of Demoscope Weekly issue

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Current topic: Children in traffic accidents

  • The rapid decline in mortality and injuries of children on Russias roads has stalled in the last few years

  • Russia lags far behind other countries in reducing child mortality from traffic accidents

  • Child mortalitys contribution to the overall structure of mortality from traffic accidents in Russia is comparable to that of other countries

  • The child population and the number of children victims of traffic accidents: is there a link?

  • Child mortality from traffic accidents varies by age and gender

  • The most dangerous time of day is evening, the most dangerous days Friday and weekends

  • Around 40% of traffic fatalities of Russian children occur during the summer

  • Since 2006 the main risk group in Russia of children involved in traffic accidents has become child passengers

  • Conclusion

  • News flash: the young Tutankhamun died in a road accident

  • Links to current topic

  • Topics of previous issues


  • World demographic barometer

  • Global trends in infant mortality 1990-2012

  • Millennium Development Goals set task of reducing child mortality by 2015 by two-thirds of its 1990 level; in 2012 the reduction was 47%

  • Infant mortality has decreased by 44 %, neonatal by 37%

  • A decrease in the share of children under 5 dying of intestinal disorders and certain infections, but an increase in the proportion of deaths due to prematurity, birth defects and injuries

  • Child mortality from measles fell by 73%, from intestinal disorders by 48 %, and from congenital malformations by only 5%

  • Each year about 1.5 million children die of causes preventable by vaccination

Through the eyes of analysts

  • The current state of road safety in the world

  • Pedestrian mortality on Russias roads

  • Perfecting the system of recording and analyzing the medical consequences of traffic accidents in the Voronezh region

Travels through the Internet

  • Traffic accident mortality by country: an on-line map

Take care of women!

  • Key factors affecting the use of contraception in Eastern Europe and

  • Central Asia

  • Every year in the world 7.3 million

  • teenage girls become mothers

In the vastness of Russia

  • Infant mortality in Russia down to 8.2 deaths for every thousand live births

  • New pension formula could significantly increase pension amount

  • Amendments to the laws on pension reform will be made within the next month

  • The maternity capital can be used for renting housing or opening a business

  • Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets is against tying the maternity capital in with family income

  • An additional payout for a third and each subsequent  child has proven its merit

  • The birth of a third and subsequent children has grown by 10% in a number of regions

  • Russia has climbed to 61st place in a British ranking of affluent countries

  • In Moscow 23.5 thousand unemployed registered for 140.9 thousand job openings

  • FMS proposes to stop issuing paper passports beginning in 2016

  • Replacing paper passports with electronic ones will give more than 120 thousand Russians access to e-services

  • Formerly deported persons will not be eligible for Russian citizenship in future

  • Does Russia need an immigration ombudsman?

  • The effectiveness of the compatriot resettlement program will be evaluated by new criteria

  • The influx of internal migrants into Moscow and its region is 120 times greater than the outflow

  • FMS reports a growth in the number of those seeking jobs in Russia

  • Kudrin says Russian economy cant do without migrants

  • Revised bill on rubber apartments submitted to State Duma

  • New bill in the works to regulate the employment of foreigners

  • Bill submitted to Duma regarding the stay of migrant workers from Tajikistan

  • Lawmakers propose to tighten the issuance of patents for the work of foreigners employed by private individuals

  • State Duma to make special requirements for migrant drivers

  • The maximum stay for CIS citizens in Russia may be 90 days per 6-month period

  • Vorobyov supports Sobyanins initiative to introduce a special migration regime

  • Moscow region will support investors doing without migrant workers

  • FMS does not approve of amnesty for illegal aliens

  • Does the Migration Service need investigative bodies?

  • An increasing number of crimes committed by foreigners in Russia

  • FMS proposes to deport all foreigners with a criminal record

  • Putin urges Zhirinovsky not to harm

  • Russian values

  • Doctors concerned about increase of cardiovascular diseases in 25 regions of Russia

  • Over 20 million Russians so far have undergone mass health examinations

  • Have perinatal centers contributed to the growth of fertility?

  • Russians will be treated in sanatoriums

  • 3.4 billion rubles allocated for tuberculosis treatment in the regions

  • Golikova foresees deterioration in the quality of medical services in 2014

  • Skvortsova denies that the quality of medical services may decline in 2014

  • New standards set for financing free healthcare

  • Private clinics have begun providing free health care twice as often as before

Eurasian panorama

  • Azerbaijans population reaches 9442.5 thousand people

  • Armenias population down by 10 thousand people since the start of the year

  • By 2015 Moldova will take first place in the world for population decline

  • Transnistrias population declining

  • In 2013 the natural decline in the population of Belarus decreased by 28%

  • Life expectancy of Belarusian men in 2015 will increase by 12 years; in women, by 9

  • Life expectancy in Kazakhstan has increased by 2.5 years

  • Belarusians are aging rapidly

  • Kirgizia authorities urge women not to have too many children

  • In 2014 the cost of living in Ukraine will increase by 6.8%

  • In Belarus, pensions and benefits up as of November 1st

  • In Kirgizia, the guaranteed minimum income to reach $14.5

  • In Azerbaijan, families with five or more children will be paid social benefits for each child

  • In Kirgizia, over 3 thousand children left without parental care

  • Due to lack of kindergartens 35.2% of Kirgiz women stay at home

  • The number of kindergartens in Kazakhstan will increase to 10,000

  • In Kirgizia, 212 thousand people without jobs

  • Moldovas integration into the EU will be decided by popular referendum

  • Moldovans will be able to get Romanian citizenship without leaving the country

  • Over 70 people have received South Ossetian passports

  • Internal  passports will be issued to citizens of Azerbaijan regardless of where they are registered or live

  • Russians will still be able to enter Ukraine without passports for foreign travel

  • Starting in November 2013 citizens of Kazakhstan will be fingerprinted for Schengen Visa

  • Chisinau hopes to sign an agreement with Moscow on migration

  • Over the last two years 1.2 million Ukrainians have worked abroad

  • 70% of Kirgiz citizens who have left to work in Russia are working in Moscow

  • In 2014 migrants from Kirgizia will have a harder time finding jobs in Kazakhstan

  • Chinese citizens receive 67% of  the job quota in Kirgizia

  • State-owned enterprises in Belarus hire Asian migrant workers

  • The largest group of foreign workers in Belarus are the Chinese

  • Up to 15 thousand  Meskhetian Turks want to return to Georgia

  • In the first half-year over $1.6 billion in remittances sent to Tajikistan from Russia

  • 30% of migrant workers money enters Moldavia unofficially

  • Over 800 thousand women in Kazakhstan suffer from infertility

World news

  • In Vietnam, 90 millionth citizen born

  • Oman and Qatar are world leaders in terms of pace of population growth

  • Over 30% of Estonias population lives in Tallinn

  • In Latvia nearly 62 thousand men over 30 are living with their parents

  • Control population census has begun in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Fertility falling in Turkey

  • 57 million children in world have no access to school

  • In U.S., cuts in food assistance program for low-income persons

  • ECHR upholds Portuguese governments decision to reduce the pensions of civil servants

  • In 2014-2015 salaries in Estonia will grow more slowly than in Latvia and Lithuania

  • In Latvia parental benefits will increase

  • as of next year

  • 9.3 million persons in Syria are in need of humanitarian aid

  • Unemployment in Italy has reached 12.5%

  • One in seven people in the world is a migrant

  • Canada intends to receive 265 thousand immigrants next year

  • The number of illegal immigrants entering the EU through the Mediterranean has doubled

  • Saudi authorities have announced raids against migrants

  • USA has  secret quotas for arresting immigrants

  • The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has exceeded 600 000 persons

  • Vatican discusses problem of modern slavery

  • Terrorist acts in 2012 killed about 15.5 thousand people around the world

  • New York to ban the sale of cigarettes to persons under 21

  • Scientists expect a doubling in the number of strokes in 2030

  • Syria threatened by polio

  • Rickets and scurvy among British children to be eliminated  with free vitamins

  • Mortality from heat waves in Europe has doubled in last 30 years

  • Latvian hospitals short on money to treat patients

  • Over last 400 years the percentage of cuckolds in Europe has not changed


The newspapers write about

  • Novaya Gazeta on Biryulyovo and politics

  • Kommersant-Vlast on Sobyanins views on migration

  • Moskovskiy Komsomolets on the events in Biryulyovo through the eyes of Geydar Jemal and Vladimir Tor

  • Itogi on whether there are national enclaves in Moscow

  • News.tj on the events in Biryulyovo through the eyes of CIS countries

  • Rossiyskaya Gazeta on expanding the list of grounds for denying Russian citizenship

  • Kommersant on unemployment and migrant qutoas

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on the ban on selling quotas

  • Vedomosti on making migrants pay to enter Russia

  • Izvestiya on fines for renting housing to illegal immigrants in the Moscow region

  • Slon.ru on socially-oriented anti-immigrant organizations

  • Novye Izvestiya on new papers for migrant workers

  • Argumenty i Fakty on an unprecedented tolerance towards migrants

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on those responsible for ethnic crime

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on ridding Sochi of migrants

  • Kommersant on an amnesty for migrants

  • Izvestiya on an immigration ombudsman

  • Ogonyok and Moskovskie novosti on migrants and the economy

  • Belorusskiy partisan  on migrant transfers in Belarus

  • Belorusskiy partisan on attracting immigrants to rural areas in Belarus

  • Ogonyok on migration in the history of St. Petersburg

  • Moskovskie novosti on migrants in Moscow

  • Slon.ru on seasonal migrant workers

  • Zerkalo nedeli on the struggle against illegal migrants in the EU

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on European integration and migration between Russia and Ukraine

  • Polit.ru on the UK immigration policy

  • Zerkalo nedeli on how British conservatives view migration

  • Kommersant on Britains immigration law

  • Vedomosti on the Australian way of understanding migrants

  • Snob on migration studies

  • Vedomosti on emigration from Russia

  • Bdg.by on emigration intentions in Belarus

  • Atlantico on tax increases and emigration from France

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on a meeting of the Council for Inter-Ethnic Relations in Ufa

  • Fokus on inter-ethnic relations in Ukraine

  • Vesti sevodnya on Europes fertility champions

  • Forbes on demographic forecasts in Russia

  • Izvestiya on the use of the maternity capital

  • Moskovskie Novosti on the maternity capital after 2016

  • Belarus sevodnya on the maternity capital in Belarus

  • Kommersant on a possible ban on free abortions

  • Rossiyskaya Gazeta on reproductive medicine

  • Ogonyok on giving birth abroad

  • Polit.ru on having three parents

  • La Vanguardia on ecology and the health of newborns

  • Moskovskie novosti on inter-regional and intra-regional inequality in Russia

  • Novye Izvestiya on subsidizing the regions for salaries of state employees

  • Novye Izvestiya on the outflow of personnel from Russian industry

  • Kommersant on the development program for  small towns

  • Moskovskie Novosti on the pension dilemma for Russians

  • Izvestiya on peoples lack of confidence in the pension system

  • Vedomosti on the pension trap

  • Rossiyskaya Biznes-gazeta on the worth  of a workers life

  • Ogonyok on gender inequality

  • Toyo Keizai on the consequences of gender equality in employment in Japan

  • Slate.fr on sexism

  • Time on bride kidnapping

  • Slon.ru on the attitudes of young Japanese to sex

  • Le Temps on introducing Sharia law in Brunei

Read books and magazines

  • Health 2020: a European policy framework and strategy for the 21st century

  • Demographic portrait of Hungary 2012

  • Economic growth in the context of globalization

  • Eurostat regional yearbook 2013

  • The effects of migration on areas of destination

  • Through the pages of the journals Problemy sotsialnoy gigieny, zdravookhraneniya i istorii meditsiny (Problems of social hygiene, health care and the history of medicine) and Problemy prognozirovaniya (Problems of forecasting)

  • The contents of the European Journal of Population

Profession: researcher

  • Anniversary of the HSE Institute of Demography: a quarter century of work

  • History of the Institute of Demography

  • Who has worked and now works at the Institute

  • The structure of the Institute of Demography

  • Its main areas of activity

  • Research

  • Conferences and seminars

  • International collaboration

  • Linking science and practice

  • Developing demographic education

  • Information and publishing

  • Publications 1988-2013

  • Photo album

  • Low fertility and low mortality: observable reality and visions of the future. Conference of the HSE Institute of Demography

  • On the publication of census data.  From a meeting of the Demographic section of the House of Scientists

Student page

  • The migration of young people in Russia: how it affects the age structure.  A meeting of the student society Demographer

  • Demographer graduates in the press

 


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