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Current topic: Matrimonial Behaviour of Russians and other Europeans

  • Values and the modernization of marriage-partner behaviour

  • Data for comparing Russia with other countries

  • Different rates of change in matrimonial behaviour

  • Singlehood is growing, people are not seeking to remarry

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

Russian demographic barometer

The population of Russia according to the forecast of the UN revision of 2017

  • According to UN estimates, the population of Russia as of July 1, 2017 came to 144 million people, and by the end of the century will, with

  • 95% certainty, be between 99 and 159 million

  • In the next few years the decline in the population of Russia will, according to the UN, intensify, while a small increase is possible only if there is high fertility

  • By the middle of the century, there is a 95% probability that total fertility will be between 1.56 and 2.26

  • Life expectancy in Russia will grow steadily, but only in the last quarter of the century will it surpass the world average

  • The median age of the population of Russia will increase until 2040, while in 2050-2060 it will decrease, according to all UN forecast scenarios

Through the eyes of analysts

  • Marriage, fertility and reproduction of the maternal generation in Belarus and Ukraine: the experience of comparative analysis

  • Causes of divorce in modern Russia

  • Problems of conflict regulation in marriage and family relations in international private law in Russia

Take care of women!

  • We don’t practice birth control correctly

  • Significant global progress in the fight against AIDS has sidestepped Eastern Europe and Central Asia

In the vastness of Russia

  • A proposal to move the capital beyond the Urals

  • State Duma refuses to move Russia’s capital beyond the Urals

  • Most Russians are against common-law marriage

  • Deadline for issuing foreign travel passports will be shortened

  • US Embassy in Moscow suspends the issuance of visas

  • Russians will be able to obtain US visas in other countries

  • Agency for Ethnic Affairs will deal with migration policy

  • Russia has already opened four universal migration centres

  • 2,500 foreigners deported from Russia in last six months

  • In State Duma a worldwide decrease of 50 million Russian speakers has been announced

  • The idea of “Russia only for Russians” is supported by 10% of Russians

  • HIV epidemic gaining momentum in Russia

  • 4 billion additional rubles allocated for purchasing medicines for HIV patients

  • Ministry of Health proposes to raise the price of vodka to 300 rubles

  • Will an increase in the price of vodka lead to an increase in the consumption of surrogate alcohol?

  • Students drink less than their working peers

  • Russia takes second place in world in terms of the number of traffic fatalities

  • The number of posts of the Russian traffic police on the roads has been cut threefold

  • Ministry of Health announces the most common diseases in Russia

  • Russia facing a rise in flu-related deaths this winter

  • Russian flu vaccine being exported to Kazakhstan

  • Modernization of health care will cause massive layoffs of nurses

  • Ministry of Health proposes to extend the deadline for hospitals in Crimea to obtain a licence

  • In Moscow, the number of parking permits for disabled people has tripled

  • Russians speak out against expensive weddings

World News

  • Population of Pakistan reaches almost 208 million people

  • Latvia has lost almost a quarter of its schoolchildren over past 12 years

  • 50% of occupations expected to soon disappear

  • US may reduce the number of “cultural exchange” visas

  • Ukraine introduces biometrics for border control

  • Emigrants from Lithuania not planning to return home

  • President of Moldova will seek to continue the legalization of Moldovan migrants in Russia

  • Labour migrants do not want to leave Uzbekistan permanently

  • Lithuania glad to have cheap labour from Ukraine

  • In Turkey, the number of labour migrants from Kirgizia has doubled

  • Citizens of Ukraine the most numerous labour migrants in Germany

  • Tajik authorities concerned about the problem of pensions for labour migrants

  • 390,000 Syrians will have the right to take their families to Germany

  • Canada facing an “unprecedented” influx of refugees

  • In 2017, four citizens of Russia received refugee status in Georgia

  • HIV is no longer the leading cause of death in Africa

  • Kirgiz Ministry of Health does not have enough money for HIV treatment

  • Latvia does not have enough money to fight HIV and hepatitis

  • 8 out of 1000 children in the world are born with alcohol syndrome

  • Married people are less likely to die from a heart attack

  • Tourists flying to Vietnam were warned of Dengue fever

  • In Israel, too many patients and too few doctors

  • Being brought up by a same-sex couple does not affect the gender identity of adopted children

The newspapers write about…

  • “” on the demographic situation in Russia

  • “Le Temps” on Russia’s demographic future

  • “Yle” on mortality in road traffic accidents

  • “Izvestiya” on AIDS in Russia

  • “Izvestiya” on the price of vodka

  • “IQ” on teenagers and alcohol

  • “EurasiaNet” on poverty in Russia

  • “OTP” on the income of Russian families

  • “Russkaya Sluzhba BBC” on Russian old people and old age

  • “Yle” on middle age

  • “Kommersant” on labour migration to Russia

  • “InoSMI.RU” on the migration problem in Europe

  • “Financial Times” on the integration of migrants in Europe

  • “The Guardian” on refugees as a political problem in Germany

  • “Neue Zurcher Zeitung” on Syrian refugees in Lebanon

  • “” on the Polish green card

  • “Aftenposten” on Polish and other immigrants in Oslo

  • “Al-Eqtisadiya” on problems with domestic workers in Hong Kong

  • “REGNUM” on student emigration from Kazakhstan

  • “Takie Dela” on internal migration in Russia

  • “”, “Novye Izvestiya”, “IA REGNUM” and “Komsomolskaya Pravda” on “Demuscovitization”

  • “Russkaya Sluzhba BBC” and “Dagbladet” on “family reunification” in Chechnya

  • “NoonPost” on indigenous peoples of the world

  • “” on American visas for Russians, Cambodians and Africans

Read books and newspapers

  • On the state of the sanitary and epidemiological well-being of the population

  • Hedic health expenditures by diseases and conditions

  • Low fertility, institutions, and their policies. Variations across industrialized countries

  • Children of Kazakhstan

  • The family in the Republic of Belarus

  • Through the pages of the journals “Narodonaseleniye” (“Population”) and “Gigiena i sanitariya” (“Hygiene and Sanitation”)

  • Contents of the journal “Demography”

Demographic digest

  • Second Unions Now More Stable than First? A Comparison of Separation Risks by Union Order in France

  • Trapped in migrants’ sectors? Polish women in the Icelandic labour market

  • BONUS: You draw like…

Profession: researcher

  • 90 years since the first World Population Conference

  • World conferences of the International Union for Scientific Population Research

  • On the 145th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Aleksandrovich Novoselsky

  • S. A. Novoselsky. On the closeness of the connection between fertility and infant mortality

Students page

  • Get acquainted gathering with new graduate students


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