Contents of Demoscope Weekly issue

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Current topic: Marriage ties in Australia

  • The coefficient of registered marriages is decreasing

  • The mean age of those getting married is growing

  • The number of non-religious marriages is growing

  • Regional marriage differences

  • People are divorcing later and more often by mutual consent

  • Most divorces occur in the capital

  • Links to current topic

  • Topics of previous issues

Russian demographic barometer

Russia: preliminary demographic results,  2014 (Part II)

  • In 2014, the number of deaths increased slightly, reaching 1.914 million people, or 13,1 ‰

  • Female life expectancy increased to 76.5 years

  • In 2014, mortality from cardiovascular diseases continued to decrease, but mortality from respiratory and digestive diseases increased

  • The downward trend in mortality from external causes is weakening

  • In January-December 2014 the infant mortality rate decreased by 9.8%, coming to 7,4 ‰

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • The influence of social policy and parental values on family behavior and child-raising: a cross-country analysis

  • Ethnodemographic features of family relations and inter-ethnic marriages at the turn of the century

  • Christianity in modern China

  • Remarriages among the elderly

On-line polling

  • Do you need Demoscope?  Polling results


  • How the crisis is affecting Russians

  • The labor market and the challenges of the crisis

  • Employment expectations

  • Raising the retirement age

  • Gender equality in Russia has improved

  • Marital infidelity: taboo or norm

  • Ukrainian refugees in Russia

In the vastness of Russia

  • In Russia in January the death rate exceeded the birth rate

  • Moscow sees record fertility in 2014

  • Female life expectancy in Russia has reached a historic high

  • Ministry of Eastern Development wants to find out the reasons for the outflow of people from the Far Eastern Federal District

  • Ministry of Labor is not preparing retirement age proposals

  • Pension system should not be changed because of financial constraint due to financial limitations

  • No longer paying pensions to working pensioners will save 30 billion rubles in 2016

  • Social pensions will be indexed by 10.3% starting April 1

  • Average salary in Moscow grew to 60 thousand rubles in 2014

  • Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund expenditures in 2015 will not be reduced

  • Maternity capital cannot be used to pay off “quick loans”

  • The number of Russians who believe in gender equality has increased by 1.5 times

  • Debtors wishing to marry may be punished

  • In 2014 over 58 thousand people in Moscow were not allowed to travel abroad due to debts

  • The number of unemployed during the crisis will be about 2.4 million people

  • Since the beginning of 2015 the number of unemployed in Moscow has increased by 3,000 people

  • Amendments have been developed to law making it easier for refugees to obtain Russian citizenship

  • Emigrants from USSR will be eligible

  • for simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship only by joining compatriot resettlement program    

  • Putin signs amendments to law governing the work of foreigners in Russia

  • Entry of foreign citizens into Russia has decreased by almost 20%

  • Since the start of the year the budget has received 1.2 billion rubles for work licenses for migrants

  • Migration center in New Moscow will work around the clock

  • Almost 160,000 migrants have passed the comprehensive exam since the start of the year

  • Proposal to exempt migrants from China from Russian language exam

  • In Russia, maternity mortality has decreased by 4.5 times, child mortality by 3

  • In 2014 in Russia 23 people died from tick-borne encephalitis

  • Ministries have developed a plan to replace imported medicines for cancer patients with domestic ones

  • In Russia, a new list of essential medicines

  • Moscow authorities to discuss the installation in hospitals of “baby boxes” for parents giving up their children

  • In Russia, a new kind of medical assistance

Eurasian panorama

  • Gagauzia sees positive population growth, Moldavia sees negative

  • The economic situation in Ukraine is complicated by the demographic crisis

  • Humanitarian assistance program in Ukraine will affect 3.2 million people

  • Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada adopts amendments to state budget

  • Ukraine receives first five billion dollar tranche from IMF

  • Verkhovna Rada has temporarily restricted payments to working pensioners in Ukraine

  • Transnistria has cut March wages and pensions by 30%

  • Uzbekistan begins funding state program for older generation

  • Decline in remittances from Russia will  have a negative impact on GDP of Tajikistan

  • In 2014 the volume of remittances from Russia to Tajikistan decreased by $353 million

  • Remittances from Russia to Armenia in January decreased by 43%

  • Remittances from Russia to Moldavia fell by a third in January

  • In Belarus, fewer people working, but more unemployed

  • Uzbekistan doubling efforts to create new jobs

  • Registering citizens from Armenia in Russia has been simplified

  • Russia and Belarus sign new agreements in migration and social spheres

  • Number of migrants in Ukraine has reached almost 1.8 million

  • Yatseniuk considers estimate of the number of migrants from the Donbass inflated

  • Belarus Ministry of Internal Affairs notes reduction in flow of refugees from Ukraine

  • Refugees from south-east of Ukraine have begun returning to their homeland

  • Kirgiz parliament is attending to the fate of migrant workers in Russia

  • In Almaty, a growing number of migrants from Kirgizia and Uzbekistan

  • In 2014, the health care system of Belarus was first checked by the WHO

World news

  • Life expectancy in Syria has gone down by 20 years after four years of conflict

  • In Lithuania, women live 11 years longer than men

  • World’s oldest inhabitant celebrates her 117th birthday

  • UN Secretary-General calls for end to violence and discrimination against women

  • Germany passes law granting women 30% of seats in company management

  • Poverty level has increased the most in Montenegro ad Albania

  • Average salary in Montenegro came to 482 euros in January

  • Denmark records five-year employment peak

  • US unemployment rate at end of February dropped to 5.6%

  • Turkey may allow Russians to use internal passports to enter country

  • Bulgaria no longer hoping to join Schengen in spring of 2015

  • Latvians working abroad have sent home 600 million euros in past year

  • Greece threatens to flood EU with migrants

  • Europe and Persian Gulf should take more refugees from Syria

  • More than 1.2 million people in Nigeria have been displaced

  • US intends to deport about 150 Bosniaks

  • 19% of Ukrainian migrants in Poland feel ethnic discrimination

  • Number of Ebola victims in West Africa is close to 10 thousand

  • Scientists have identified the countries most vulnerable to Ebola

  • In 2015, India’s swine flu has killed more than a thousand people

  • Sons’ risk of diabetes depends on age of mothers at birth

  • WHO calls for reducing consumption of sugar to 5-10% of total required calories intake

  • Latvia’s Saeima discusses enlisting  psychotherapists in fight against abortion

  • French lawmakers to discuss issue of allowing euthanasia

  • White House hopes that Supreme Court will not repeal health care reform

  • Would it be possible to extend human life up to 500 years?

  • Vatican calls for total ban on death penalty

  • Pakistani authorities have completely removed moratorium on death penalty

  • Slovenia allows same-sex couples to marry and adopt children

  • In the near future will the Arctic ice “melt before our eyes”?

The newspapers write about

  • “RBK” and “Kommersant” on the retirement age

  • “FINANCE.UA” on the impact of aging on the economy

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on longevity

  • “” on myths associated with aging

  • “Delfi.It” on the problems of Lithuanian youth

  • “Kommersant” on the job structure in Russia in the 2000s

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on the attitude of Russians to work

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on unemployment

  • “Novye izvestiya” on unemployment and internal migration

  • “Novye izvestiya” on saving money on social expenses

  • “Vedomosti” on different kinds of inflation

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on regional differentiation of living standards in Russia

  • “Kommersant” and “Novaya gazeta” on lines at FMS for work licenses

  • “Kommersant” on extending work licenses for foreign workers

  • “Kommersant” on the problems of Ukrainian refugees in Russia

  • “Kommersant” on a scandalous case of statelessness

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” on the departure of expatriates from Russia

  • “” on plans to reduce immigration to the UK

  • “Foreign Affairs” on the problems of multiculturalism

  • “Die Welt” on the changing racial composition of the US population

  • “Kommersant” on the fears of medical tourism

  • “Ekspert” on cancer rates and patient care

  • “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on more effective breast cancer screening

  • “” on the benefits of umbilical cord disinfection

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on breastfeeding

  • “Forbes” and “Financial times” on gender equality

  • “Panorama” on Kazakhstan’s gender equality strategy

  • “Ekho” on the sexual activity of women in the CIS

  • “Ekspert” on the global ranking of cities

  • “Ekspert” on the population of London

  • “Ekspert” on the pace of urban development

  • “Atlantico” on the origin of European languages

  • “The Guardian” on the Belarusian language

Read books and magazines

  • The price of war.  Casualties on the Soviet-German front

  • Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014

  • Social status and the standard of living of the population of Russia.  2014

  • The population of Ukraine for the year 2013

  • Demographic agenda of modern Russia: structure and reproduction of the population

  • Through the pages of the magazines “Sotsialnye aspekty zdorovya naseleniya” (“Social aspects of public health”) and “Vestnik obshchestvennovo mneniya” (“Journal of Public Opinion”)

  • Contents of the journal “Population”

Profession: researcher

  • On the 80th birthday of Sergei Isaevich Golod

  • S.I. Golod.  Prospects for the monogamous family: a comparative intercultural analysis

  • Remembering Irina I. Shurygina

  • I.I. Shurygina.  Teenage girls in Russia: an overview of statistical indicators

Students’ page

  • April 11: Open Doors Day at the Institute of Demography


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