Contents of Demoscope Weekly issue

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Current topic: The Geography of Fertility in Russia

  • From the general to the particular

  • What should be considered when analyzing fertility

  • The mother’s age at childbirth: east-west

  • Where they were born, they give birth ?

  • To Moscow, to Moscow, to Moscow!

  • Conclusion

  • Links to current topic

  • Topics of previous issues

Russian demographic barometer

Russia: preliminary demographic results of 2014 (part III)

  • Migration growth due to population exchange with other countries declined in January-December 2014 by 9%

  • Russia’s greatest migration gain came from migration exchange with Ukraine - 94.4 thousand people

  • The growth of internal migration in Russia slowed down dramatically in 2014

  • In 2013, the population of all federal subject regions increased due to migration exchange with CIS countries, but only in 16 out of 83  due to migration exchange with other regions of Russia

  • The number of foreign nationals who received permission to work in Russia decreased in 2014 by 6%, while the number of those receiving work licenses increased by 1.6 times

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • “Those migrants are overrunning the place” in Russian maternity hospitals: a study of a stratified mode of reproduction using the example of Kirgiz migrants in Moscow

  • Center-periphery relations in Europe: the demographic aspect

  • Migration and the natural movement of the population of cities and administrative districts of Russia in 1990-2010: the key factors behind the differences

  • The names of children of mixed parentage in Kazakhstan

Take care of women!

  • WHO: early pregnancy is one of the major health problems of adolescents

  • The level of teenage pregnancies in developed countries is going down, but differences between countries persist

In the vastness of Russia

  • In Russia, infant mortality has gone down

  • Mortality in Moscow has increased by 8.4% since the beginning of 2015

  • Fertility in the Crimea has increased in the last year

  • Russia’s economy will have to choose what to raise: retirement age or taxes

  • Deputy Prime Minister Golodets calls indexation of pensions a huge achievement

  • Contributions to the funded component of pensions in 2016 will reach 400 billion rubles

  • Trade unions against government plan to limit payment of pensions to working pensioners

  • Cancelling pensions of Russians living abroad is not up for discussion

  • Ministry of Labor has developed a mechanism for pensions “for harmful work conditions”

  • Duma rejects draft of early retirement for people with children

  • Ministry of Labor notes a decline in real wages and a rise in indebtedness

  • Ration cards for disadvantaged groups cannot be used to purchase alcohol

  • Maternity capital will be allowed to be used immediately for the purchase of housing

  • Families in Russia will be able to receive 20 thousand rubles from the maternity capital

  • Zhirinovsky proposes to raise the age of legal adulthood to 21 years

  • The labor market situation in Russia at the moment is stable

  • Unemployment rose to 5.8% in February

  • About 70 thousand Russians have been fined for concealment of dual citizenship

  • The majority of Crimean Tatars have received Russian passports

  • Russia discussing 72-hour visa-free regime for foreigners

  • Russia not planning to require citizens of Ukraine to enter country on foreign travel passport

  • About 300 thousand citizens of Ukraine have received asylum or refugee status in Russia

  • Human Rights Courts is seeking permission for forced migrants from Ukraine to be hired without work permit

  • 54% of Russian citizens are not willing to shelter refugees from Ukraine

  • More compatriots resettling to Russia in 2015

  • Cabinet has allocated 180 million rubles to regions for compatriot resettlement program

  • New work licenses for foreigners in Russia have brought more than 1.6 billion rubles into budget

  • Validity of work licenses for migrant workers in Moscow will be extended beyond 2014

  • More than half of working-age Ukrainian refugees have found work in Russia

  • In Russia, plans to set up an ethnic affairs agency

  • TB epidemic in Russia has been stopped

  • Annual clinical check-ups show that one in two adult Muscovites smokes

  • Deputy Yarovaya links increased mortality on roads to abolition of “zero ppm”

  • Deputies have proposed to inform parents about the abortions of minors

  • Fight against viral hepatitis needs a state strategy

  • One in ten inhabitants of Russia suffers from chronic kidney disease

  • Free medical care will not be reduced

  • 25% of those polled are extremely dissatisfied with the quality of medical care in Moscow

  • Crimea’s medical care will work according to Russian national standards as of 2016

  • Around 2 million Muscovites will have received electronic medical card by end of year

Eurasian panorama

  • The number of confirmed victims of the conflict in the Donbass has exceeded 6000

  • Conflict in eastern Ukraine has affected about 1.7 million children

  • Population of Kirgizia’s regions turns out to be a third less than was thought

  • Slowdown in economic growth to 4% predicted for Tajikistan

  • Georgia’s real GDP growth in 2014 was 4.7%

  • Uzbekistan takes 130th place in ranking of countries by level of monthly income

  • Salaries of Belarusians decreased in 2015

  • Ukraine wants to increase wages and pensions by 13% by the end of the year

  • Pensioners leaving Uzbekistan for more than a month will be punished

  • International experts have praised the fight against corruption in Kirgizia

  • Foreigners to be enlisted in fight against corruption in Ukraine

  • World Bank is ready to assist Kirgizia in creating jobs for returning migrants

  • In Kazakhstan, over 200 thousand new jobs to appear

  • In Belarus, a sharp rise in unemployment

  • An increasing number of Ukrainians returning home

  • In Ukraine 1.2 million internally displaced persons have been registered

  • Kirgiz migrants will receive preference for working in Russia after Kirgizia joins the EAEC

  • Tajik migrant workers returning to Russia to work

  • Volume of remittances from Russia to CIS countries declined in 2014 by 12%

  • Remittances from Russia to Moldova and Transnistria for the year decreased by 5.1%

  • IMF predicts a sharp drop in remittances for Tajikistan

  • 77 thousand citizens of Kirgizia have been blacklisted by Russian Federal Migration Service

  • In Armenia, an increase in the number of patients having both TB and HIV

World news

  • About 15 million children in the world are directly affected by violence and war

  • In Latvia live almost 263 thousand non-citizens

  • Copenhagen: Denmark’s ‘youngest’ city

  • Lithuanian society is aging and emigrating, but are the authorities doing nothing about it?

  • Turkey calls on G20 countries to fight poverty

  • Over half of the population of Vanuatu urgently needs food

  • The number of homeless people in New York reaches record level

  • Minimum wage in Latvia has increased from 320 to 360 euros

  • Women in Germany earn 22% less than men

  • In Lithuania a move to legalize registered partnership

  • In Denmark, a sharp fall in youth unemployment

  • Visa regime between Russia and Liechtenstein being simplified

  • EU must begin a new phase of work in the field of migration

  • Denmark to toughen migration rules

  • UK Home Office will review immigration laws

  • Assyrians have turned to Iran for help

  • European Commission will allocate 10 million euros to Bulgaria for refugees

  • Turkey has spent $5.5 billion on assistance to refugees from Syria

  • WHO criticized by “Doctors Without Borders” for insufficient activity in fight against Ebola

  • One in five persons infected by Ebola is a child

  • Will the Ebola outbreak end in August?

  • Latvian Saeima will consider a proposal to legalize marijuana

  • Latvia has run out of TB vaccine

  • Do unborn children react to their mother’s smoking?

  • American geneticists demand ban on editing DNA of human embryos

  • Men lose their memory faster than women

  • France passes law on “endless” sleep for the terminally ill

  • Natural disasters cost the countries of the world $300 billion annually

  • EU urges Pakistan to restore moratorium on death penalty

The newspapers write about

  • “Medisinskaya gazeta” on the Human Development Report

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on mortality in Russia

  • “Forbes” on the demographic situation in Russia

  • “” on socio-demographic differences in post-soviet countries

  • “Zerkalo nedeli” on demographic and social problems in Ukraine

  • “Telegraf” on the causes of Latvia’s fertility decline

  • “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on payment for abortions

  • “Kommersant” on the attitude to IVF in Turkey

  • “The Independent” on banning non-church marriages in Oklahoma

  • “” on the reduction of smoking in the world

  • “”, “Ekspress-K” and “” on tuberculosis in Central Asia

  • “Novye izvestiya” on not being allowed to write about suicides

  • “Neviditelny pes” on demography and migration

  • “TASS” on the migration situation in Russia

  • “” on migration policy

  • “Vedomosti” on the reduction in the number of foreigners entering the country and in the number of buyers of work licenses

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the reduction of remittances from migrants

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on refugees from Ukraine in Russia

  • “RBK” on the reduction of Russians’ intentions to emigrate

  • “Chas” on Russian pensioners living abroad

  • “FINANCE.UA” on the desire of Ukrainians to work abroad

  • “Kommersant” on dual citizenship

  • “Politico” on racism in the USA

  • “Kommersant” on the hijab for German teachers

  • “Ekspert” on the crisis and “reverse migration”

  • “Vedomosti” on seasonal workers

  • “Vedomosti” on state-financed apartment buildings

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on attracting foreign students

  • “” on the reduction of places in Ukrainian universities

  • “Novye izvestiya” on withholding social benefits

  • “Novye izvestiya” on salary delays

  • “Kommersant” on the reduction of consumption

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on shadow workers as non-payers of insurance premiums

  • “Vedomosti” on the fate of funded pensions

  • “” on the possible unreliability of Kirgiz State Register data

  • “Den” on the census in the Crimea

  • “Yeni Asya” on the status of women

  • “Delfi.It” on bringing back conscription  in Lithuania

  • “” on enlarging the army in Turkmenistan

  • “Rzeczpospolita” on singles

  • “Project Syndicate” on natural disasters and their victims

Read books and newspapers

  • A time of demographic change

  • Global Tuberculosis Report 2014

  • Tuberculosis Surveillance and Monitoring in Europe 2015

  • World Fertility Report 2013: Fertility at the Extremes

  • Human development in Ukraine: the historical dimension of transformation of social policies

  • Family and child policy in post-socialism

  • Through the pages of the journals “Narodonaseleneiye” (“Population”) and “Zhurnal issledovaniy sotsialnoy politiki” (“Journal of Social Policy Studies”)

  • Contents of the journal “Demography”

Profession: researcher

  • Happy 80th birthday to Anatoly Grigorevich Vishnevsky!

  • Birthday greetings of friends and colleagues

  • Selected bibliography of A.G. Vishnevsky

  • In memory of Vasily Nikolaevich Novoseltsev

  • Seletected works of Vasily Nikolaevich Novoseltsev

New in the reading room

  • A.G. Vishnevsky.  Russian or Prussian?

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