Contents of Demoscope Weekly issue

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Current topic: From abortion to contraception

  • Introduction

  • The right to abortion in the world

  • The level of abortions in Russia is still higher than in other developed countries

  • Age differences – who has abortions more often

  • Distinguishing features of contraceptive behavior

  • Instead of a conclusion

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

World demographic barometer

Global trends of family planning, 1970 - 2030

  • Ensuring universal access to family planning services is included in the sustainable development agenda up to 2030

  • In 2015, contraception was used by 64% of women aged 15-49 who are married or in a partnership

  • Modern contraceptive methods are used by 57% of women aged 15-49 who are married or in a partnership

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Termination of pregnancy in the Russian Federation according to official statistics and a longitudinal survey

  • The medicalization of reproduction and childbirth: the struggle for control

  • Women’s childlessness and scenarios of their life path


  • American attitudes toward abortion

  • The economic crisis - the main internal threat in Russia

  • Does living mean working?

  • Russia’s national culture of driving

In the vastness of Russia

  • Medvedev links increase in life expectancy and the possibility of raising the retirement age

  • Is talk about a Pension Fund deficit a myth?

  • Topilin names terms of a possible increase in the retirement age in Russia

  • Ministry of Economic Development considers an increase in the retirement age inevitable

  • Putin raises the retirement age for state officials

  • In Russia mortality continues to decrease

  • Fertility in Moscow has grown by 5% since the start of the year

  • Russians marrying less

  • Could the population of the Crimea double within five years?

  • In Russia over 40% of low-income families have been left without child allowances

  • Bank of America predicts increase in the number of wealthy Russians

  • Ministry of Labor denies rumors about introduction of a tax on “parasites”

  • In Russia more than 500,000 workers have been legalized since the beginning of the year

  • Ministry of Economic Development will propose that Putin simplify firing laws

  • Migration rate to Kazan will not slow down for another 14 years

  • Almost a third of victims of the deportation of Crimean Tatars are children under 14

  • Federation Council intends to deal with fights among migrants by introducing visas

  • State Duma Committee will discuss tightening of migration policy

  • Russia comes in last in world ranking for hospitality to refugees

  • In Russia alcohol consumption has decreased by nearly a third

  • Russia leads the world in the level of youth mortality from alcoholism

  • State Duma classifies psychotropic drugs as intoxicating substances

  • One third of Russians known to have an increased risk of stroke

  • Detection of cancer at an early stage has increased by 8%

  • The number of abortions at the woman’s request decreased by 13% in 2015

  • One women in four has decided not to abort after consultation in Ministry of Health centers

  • Draft law on payouts for choosing not to abort has been sent back to its author

  • Proposal in State Duma to check couple’s ability to have children before marriage

  • State Duma has not adopted bill on wedding ceremonies outside of registry office

Eurasia panorama

  • Population of Kazakhstan increased over the year by more than 250,000 people

  • The population of Moldavia is 3,553,000 people

  • Population of Kiev is 2,909,400 people

  • Life expectancy in Armenia is 74.8 years

  • Mortality increasing in Moldova

  • IMF proposes to raise retirement age in Ukraine

  • Raising the retirement age is inevitable in Moldova

  • In 2015, around 400,000 children were born in Kazakhstan

  • In Belarus, “single motherhood” is decreasing

  • National Statistical Committee of Belarus plans to put into practice the recommendations of the Conference of European Statisticians

  • Referendum on marriage in Georiga will not take place

  • US will give Ukraine more than $28 million in humanitarian aid

  • Moldova is rapidly losing its workforce

  • In Moldova, a growing number of unemployed

  • Ukrainians are reminded that visa-free regime does not give the right to work in the EU

  • Kirgizia asks Russia to shorten the “blacklist” barring the entry of migrants into Russia

  • Period of time during which Kazakhstanis can stay in Kirgizia without registration may be shortened

  • Large numbers of Ukrainians going abroad in search of a better life

  • According to Tajik authorities, the flow of migrant workers out of the country has dropped significantly

  • 65% of parents don’t want their children to leave Moldova

  • In Azerbaijan, a growing number of sexual minorities with HIV

  • Belarus ranks first in the CIS on the maternity index

  • Kirgizia has registered 18 maternal deaths since the start of the year

  • Ambulance service in Kazakhstan will remain free

World news

  • Two-thirds of world’s population will live in cities by 2030

  • Life expectancy in the world has risen by 5 years since 2000

  • Turkey faces problem of aging population

  • The population of China is aging too fast

  • In 2015, fertility in Japan reached 15-year high for the last 21 years

  • Chinese leader demands the promotion of family planning

  • Latvia’s demographic choices are highly limited

  • Italian authorities propose to double the child allowance

  • In Estonia, 79,200 young people are still outside the labor market

  • Lithuania has begun to think about bringing back its emigrants

  • Georgia deserves a visa-free regime with EU countries

  • In UK, 1.2 million more migrants from EU countries have been discovered

  • In Finland over 2,000 refugees have disappeared

  • The EU cannot reduce the flow of migrants in the Mediterranean?

  • The number of refugees arriving in Greece has fallen by 90 percent

  • Migrants have used Russia to enter Schengen zone

  • European Commission calls on EU countries to take in more asylum seekers

  • Germany has taken in 200,000 refugees since the start of the year

  • Finland ranks Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia as safe countries

  • Smugglers have earned $6 billion on refugees

  • Germany will have spent nearly 93.6 billion euros on refugees by 2020

  • In Germany, the number of attacks on migrants has risen

  • The number of abortions in developed countries has fallen to historic lows

  • Oklahoma Legislature approves abortion ban

  • Scientists predict decline of the age of antibiotics

  • Over 80% of world’s urban dwellers breathe polluted air

  • Mexican President proposes to legalize same-sex marriage

  • Italian President signs law on same-sex marriage

The newspapers write about…

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” and “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” on the implementation of the May decrees

  • “RBK” on health care reform and life expectancy

  • “Kommersant” on youth mortality

  • “Izvestiya” on Russia’s demographic situation and male life expectancy

  • “Fakty” on the abolition of registration of traffic accidents in Ukraine

  • “Meditsinskaya Gazeta” on the problem of AIDS in Russia

  • “” on the problem of high mortality in Israel

  • “Nezavisimaya gazeta” on ART and reproductive health in Russia

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on the maternity capital and infertility

  • “Medpuls” on new contraceptives

  • “La Croix” on the adherence of Russians to a traditional family structure

  • “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on reforming Russia’s pension system

  • “Vzglyad” and “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on the retirement age

  • “REGNUM” on proposals to introduce a visa exchange with countries of Central Asia

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on deportation from Russia

  • “Kommersant” on educating the children of migrants

  • “EurasiaNet” on labor migration from Uzbekistan bypassing Russia

  • “Delfi.It” on labor migration to Lithuania

  • “Kommersant” on the true scale of immigration to the UK

  • “” on new rules for registering foreigners in Kazakhstan

  • “Fakty” on new rules for registering citizens in Ukraine

  • “RBK” on registration and residence rights

  • “Izvestiya” on fictitious marriages with foreigners in Russia

  • “Kommersant” on the opinion of Ban Ki-moon concerning refugees

  • “Bloomberg” on the problem of refugees in the EU

  • “Die Welt” on the economic benefits from refugees

  • “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” on refugees and diseases

  • “Il Giornale” on closing Kenya’s refugee camps

  • “Lykkejegerne” on refugees in Africa and from Africa

  • “Berlingske” on Arab slavery

  • “Die Welt” on the problem of smuggling people across the Mediterranean

  • “” on organ trafficking in Syria

  • “Kommersant-Vlast” on the Russian labor market

  • “Novosti Belarusi” on the labor market in Belarus

  • “Kommersant-Dengi” on the savings of Russians

  • “Novaya Gazeta” on the consumer behavior of Russians

  • “Biznes Online” and “Kommersant-Dengi” on Islamic banking

  • “Dagens Nyheter” on free economic cities

  • “Vlad Taim” on the 1985 anti-alcohol campaign

  • “Chas” on the “American Famine”

  • “Dagbladet” on future climate woes

  • “Radio Svoboda” on the problem of the state of Jammu and Kashmir

Read books and magazines

  • The demographic development of the Republic of Bashkortostan in a market economy

  • Trends in contraceptive use worldwide. 2015

  • History and Theory of Migration. Book one.

  • World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring health for the SDGS

  • Health care and morbidity in Ukraine, 2014

  • Through the pages of the journals “Narodonaseleniye” (“Population”) and “Obozrevatel” (“The Observer”)

  • Contents of the journal “Gender and Development”

Demographic Digest

  • Trends in life expectancy and lifespan variation by educational attainment: United States, 1990–2010

  • A biosocial approach to living conditions: inter-generational changes of stature dimorphism in 20th-century Spain

  • Sexual stature dimorphism as an indicator of living standards?

  • Bonus: Stargazer of the 21st century

Profession: researcher

  • Questions of coding diseases using the ICD-10 at the conference "Non-communicable diseases and the health of the Russian population"

  • "The demography of conflict: the dynamics of the reproductive behavior of Israeli Jews and Arabs". Scientific seminar of the Institute of Demography of HSE

  • Young scientists on demographic problems. Meeting of the Demographic section of the Central House of Scientists of the RAS


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