Contents of Demoscope Weekly issue

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Current topic: What seems to be the problem, Mommy?

  • It looked so easy on paper…

  • Labor rights aren’t easy to study

  • How we worked with the database

  • Who complains about what and where

  • What variation and regression analysis shows

  • Conclusion

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

World demographic barometer

Gender differences in labor

  • Gender statistics of the labor market are developing, but remain incomplete, particularly in less developed countries

  • Participation of women in the workforce is less than that of men in all regions of the world

  • Women's unemployment is higher than men’s in all regions except East Asia and Eastern Europe

  • Women work more often as self-employed or family workers

  • Payment for women's work is still lower than for men's

  • The number of countries providing parental leave is growing

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Determinants of employment for mothers in Russia

  • Criticism of social policy in the current agenda of the parental community

  • Social policy in the field of parenting: a comparative analysis (Russia-France)

Take care of women!

  • 17 goals for sustainable development

  • “The World’s Women 2015”

In the vastness of Russia

  • The number of women of reproductive age in 2020 will have shrunk by 3.7 million people

  • Mortality in Russia has decreased in comparison with the beginning of 2015

  • In Moscow, mortality is decreasing and life expectancy increasing

  • Problems of demography should not be decided by economists

  • Alexei Kudrin predicts increase in the retirement age after the presidential election

  • Russians need a reform of the pension system instead of a rise in the retirement age

  • State Duma proposes referendum on raising the retirement age

  • Ulyukaev proposes to raise retirement age to 63 for both men and women

  • The difference in the retirement age for men and women must be preserved

  • Is the debate on raising the retirement age pointless?

  • The benefits of increasing the retirement age of civil servants in 2016 will come to 622 million rubles

  • Will the funded part of pensions not be canceled?

  • Golodets expects to index pensions in 2016 by 12%

  • Minimum wage in 2016 will be increased by 4%

  • The size of the maternity capital in 2016 will not be indexed

  • Government has increased subsidies to Federation Subjects for payouts to families on the birth of a third child

  • Russia will report to the UN on the situation of women in the country

  • Government will extend the state “Accessible Environment” program to 2020

  • Nearly 14% of young people in the Russian Federation cannot find work

  • Half of the unemployed citizens of Russia have degrees in economics and law

  • 15-16 million foreigners enter Russia annually

  • FMS chief to assess the feasibility of a migration amnesty in Russia next year

  • Crimea expects influx of migrant workers in 2016

  • Government discussing raising the age at which alcohol can be sold

  • Skvortsova interested in banning alcohol sales on Fridays

  • Roizman proposes to sell alcohol in special stores, not to introduce a “dry day”

  • Moscow Duma deputies support introduction of a 10% salary increase for non-smokers

  • Infant mortality in St. Petersburg is lower than in the rest of Russia

  • Health Ministry plans to further facilitate access to pain medication for cancer patients

  • About 168 thousand children in Russian have not been vaccinated against polio

  • Around 70% of Russian schoolchildren have mental disorders and developmental abnormalities

  • More than a quarter of the adult population of Russia suffers from obesity

  • The average time of arrival of an ambulance in Moscow has dropped to 14 minutes

  • In Moscow, plans to merge the two different ambulance services

  • Are the most painful stages of Moscow’s medical reform behind?

  • Half of Russians are satisfied with their lives

Eurasian panorama

  • The population of Azerbaijan comes to 9,666,000 people

  • The population of Georgia is 3,729,500 people

  • The solution of its demographic problem remains a priority for Belarus

  • The total fertility rate in Belarus is higher than in many European countries

  • Ukrainians have begun renouncing divorce

  • Minors in Georgia will be able to marry only with consent of the court

  • A census may be conducted in all countries of the EAEC in 2020

  • A second census begins in Transnistria

  • New calculations of the World Bank have increased the number of poor in Moldova

  • Citizens of Moldova will become even poorer next year

  • Tajikistan has the highest rate of malnutrition in Central Asia

  • Living conditions of Tbilisi residents have deteriorated over past year

  • The question of raising the retirement age in Belarus will be decided only by taking into account people’s opinions

  • Do Moldova’s young people and senior citizens support the idea of raising the retirement age?

  • Moldovan government approves amendments to Law on Pensions

  • Average old-age pension in Azerbaijan is approaching 200 manats

  • Income of the population of Azerbaijan has grown by 6%

  • Average salary in Ukraine is around 160 US dollars

  • Average salary in Azerbaijan has exceeded 460 manats

  • Subsidy for birth of child in Belarus has increased ten-fold over past 5 years

  • Kazakhstan to change system of calculating social benefits

  • Armenia still far from providing decent work for its citizens

  • Half of all small and medium businesses in Kazakhstan are run by women

  • Belarusian deputies ratify agreement on a common migration space with Russia

  • In 2014, Ukrainians obtained more residence permits in the EU than people from any other country

  • Ukrainians in the lead for illegal crossing of EU’s eastern borders

  • Rada concerned about the fate of Ukrainian citizens working abroad

  • Ukraine must address the issue of employment for immigrants

  • Between 1991 and 2014 nearly one million ethnic Kazakhs returned to Kazakhstan

  • In Belarus the number of registered HIV cases continues to grow

  • Belarus to toughen anti-smoking measures

  • The number of abortions in Kirgizia has increased by almost a quarter over past 10 years

  • In Kirgizia, a reduction in the number of people recognized as disabled

Word news

  • More than 12% of the inhabitants of Iceland were born outside the country

  • Iceland among the world’s three leading countries in life expectancy

  • Immigrants can help solve the problem of Europe’s aging population

  • 18.7% of Lithuanians are over 65

  • Nobel laureate in economics believes in reducing poverty in the world

  • UN goal to achieve gender equality in the word by 2030

  • Lithuanian Sejm rejects proposal to legalize civil partnerships between men and women

  • In Australia, a calculation of the economic impact of legalizing gay marriage

  • Indonesia imposes curfew for unmarried couples

  • UK named country with best conditions for dying

  • Will our children have to work until they’re 100?

  • China urges BRICS countries to strengthen fight against illegal migration

  • The problem of migration is global and concerns not only the EU

  • Over 590 thousand migrants have arrived in Europe since the start of the year

  • 800 million euros will be allocated by the EU until 2020 for handling the return of migrants

  • Finland is the third most popular EU country for asylum seekers

  • First migrants have been moved from Italy to Sweden as part of new EU plan

  • Merkel rules out tax increases in Germany due to refugees

  • European Commission intends to seek the talents of migrants

  • Over 50 percent of people in Germany have become afraid of refugees

  • Will the current migration be greatly surpassed by that due to climate change?

  • Every year about 1.25 million people in the world die as a result of road accidents

  • China named world’s largest tobacco consumer

  • Latvia’s Saeima does not approve stricter limits on abortion

  • WHO and UNAIDS issue new standards to improve care for teens

  • Pregnant women with cancer can undergo chemotherapy without aborting

  • A sedentary lifestyle does not increase the risk of premature death

  • Happiness prolongs life

  • Angry and aggressive men die earlier than nice guys

The newspapers write about…

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on the impact of reducing public health funding

  • “RBK” on the threat of an HIV epidemic in Russia

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on the lack of money for treatment of AIDS patients

  • “Izvestiya” on defibrillators in the subway and airports

  • “Vedomosti” on industrial mortality in the USA

  • “The Epoch Times” on organ transplants in China

  • “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on the “Mother and child” forum

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on the maternity capital without indexation

  • “Economy Times” on fertility in the North Caucasus

  • “MOSLENTA” on marriage and divorce, fertility and pensions in Moscow

  • “Vedomosti” on the benefits and dangers of migration

  • “The Times” on the plan to deport illegal immigrants from the EU

  • “InoSMI” on the “wetback” operation

  • “Vedomosti” on the problem of refugees in Russia

  • “Foreign Policy” on attracting talent to the US

  • “Bloomberg” on the desire of Russians to emigrate to the USA

  • “Ekho” on internal migration in Azerbaijan

  • “Novaya gazeta” on the social problems of Russia

  • “RBK” and “Novaya gazeta” on Russia’s pension problem

  • “BBC Russkaya sluzhba” on withholding 10% of Chinese workers’ salaries to help their parents

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on a conference on aging

  • “RIA Novosti” on aging in China

  • “FINANCE.UA” on the Nobel Prize in Economics

  • “Vedomosti” on unemployment in Russia

  • “” on cotton harvesting in Uzbekistan

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on target places and job placement of university graduates

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on crime and corruption

  • “Novaya gazeta” on domestic violence

  • “” on the genocide of native Americans

  • “Open Democracy” on Syrian Armenians

  • “” on the oppression of the Yezidis in ISIS

  • “” on child witches in the Congo

  • “The Conversation” on the influence of a father’s lifestyle on his child’s health

  • “BBC Russkaya sluzhba” on the UNODC’s attempt to legalize drugs

  • “” on the Catholic Church and sex

  • “” on a thinner city

  • “Russkaya sluzhba RFI” on a third gender

  • “Russkaya sluzhba BBC” on the settlement of Homo sapiens

  • “Komsomolskaya Pravda-Saratov” on the 2015 micro-census

Read books and magazines

  • World report on ageing and health

  • World Urbanization Prospects The 2014 Revision

  • The number of students, teachers, faculty staff and educational institutions of the Russian Federation (a forecast for 2020 and an assessment of trends up to 2030)

  • Accession of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Eurasian Economic Union: the impact on migration

  • Demographic Yearbook of Kazakhstan

  • Through the pages of “Demographicheskoye obozrenie” (“Demographic Review”) and “Vestnik RAMN” (“Journal of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences”)

  • Contents of “International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health”

Profession: researcher

  • Demographic history and demographic theory: from description to explanation. International conference at the HSE Institute of Demography

  • Demographic results of 2014. Meeting of the Demographic section of the Central House of Scientists of the RAS

  • In memory of Vladimir Alexandrovich Yadov

  • 60 years since the birth of Kalev Katus


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