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European demographic barometer

The first demographic results of 2018 in the EU

  • The EU-28 population continues to grow - by the beginning of 2019 it exceeded 513 million people

  • In 2018 net migration was, as in 2015 and 2017, the only factor in the growth of the EU-28 population against the backdrop of a deepening natural decline

  • The number of births in the EU-28 in 2018 for the first time turned out to be fewer than 5 million people

  • In 2018, the number of deaths in the EU-28 for the first time exceeded 5.3 million people

  • Half of the EU-28 population is over 43 years old


  • The border between poverty and a “normal” standard of living in the perception of Russians

  • Father involvement, or what is more important for children than money?

  • Vaccinations: a sore topic or a necessary prevention?

  • One in five Russians believes in homeopathy

In the vastness of Russia

  • Migrants compensate for 76% of natural population decline in Russia

  • The life expectancy of Russians exceeds 73 years

  • Nearly 25% of Russia's population will be over 65 by 2050

  • The number of children born in Moscow has increased

  • Regions will receive an additional 90 billion rubles to stimulate fertility

  • In Russia in 2020, payouts for a first and second child will increase

  • Ministry of Labor wants to change the conditions for paying childcare benefits

  • In Russia, the share of the least affluent groups has slightly decreased

  • In 2019, the combined wealth of the richest Russians increased by $30 billion

  • Russia plans to launch rural mortgage in 2020

  • Ministry of Labor not afraid of mass layoffs

  • Has the number of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs decreased due to pension reform?

  • Pre-pensioner retraining program will be evaluated by the number of those finding jobs

  • Unemployed pre-pensioners will be able to retire earlier

  • Trial issuing of electronic passports in Russia may begin on March 1, 2020

  • State Duma tightens law on the organization of illegal migration

  • In Russia, a need for Russian-speaking workers from Tajikistan

  • Migrants owning property will be allowed to register foreigners

  • The four republics of the North Caucasus have the lowest mortality rate of the working-age population in Russia

  • Ministry of Health announces reduction in mortality from alcohol

  • The leaders in the number of "drunk" crimes are Bashkiria and the Sverdlovsk region

  • Drivers in Russia will be required to take test for chronic alcoholism

  • Early-stage cancer being detected more often in Russia

  • Traffic mortality has increased in 17 regions

  • The number of suicides among adults has significantly decreased in Russia

  • Medvedev demands that governors stop manipulating mortality statistics

  • Half of the Russian population has chronic diseases

  • The cost of a birth certificate will increase by 1,000 rubles

  • Complete digitalization of the work of medical statisticians under way

  • Skvortsova wants to increase the number of free places in Russian medical schools

  • More than 50% of Russians are dissatisfied with the development of medicine in the country

  • In Russia, sexual aggression against children on the rise

  • The number of prisoners in the Russian Federation at all-time low

World news

  • Latvia forecasts record low fertility

  • Niger President unhappy over country’s rapid population growth

  • Within 5 years Ukraine will have more pensioners than working persons

  • Census to ask Ukrainians about labor migration

  • Statistical Offices of Belarus and Russia share experience in conducting digital census

  • Nobel Prize in Economics awarded for fighting poverty

  • Norway, Switzerland and Finland top women’s safety ranking

  • Almost 150,000 descendants of expelled Jews will receive Spanish citizenship

  • Zimbabwean citizens cannot get passports due to lack of paper

  • More than 1.5 million people have left Ukraine since the beginning of the year

  • US resumes financial assistance to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala

  • The number of emigrants from Moldova reaches one million people

  • One in four migrants arriving in the EU is a minor

  • More than a third of refugees will not return from Ukraine to Donbass after the war

  • Estonia will not accept asylum seekers from Africa

  • Has France “failed” to integrate migrants?

  • 72,000 people become infected with HIV each year in Tanzania

  • Northern Ireland decriminalizes abortion and allows same-sex marriage

  • Regarding same-sex marriage, the population of Estonia is almost equally divided

  • Over 10 years, the number of abortions has decreased by 6.5 times in Belarus

  • Every year in Kazakhstan about 2,000 people fall ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

  • G20 Health Ministers advocate for older working people

  • Breast cancer in men is more likely to lead to death than in women

The newspapers write about…

  • Russkaya Sluzhba BBC and Znak on the May Decrees and national projects

  • on preserving the nation

  • RBK on childcare benefits

  • EurasiaNet on decreased fertility

  • Ekho Moskvy on infertility

  • The Insider on child-trafficking

  • IQ on problems of statistics

  • Sputnik, Le Figaro, Die Welt, Aftonbladet, and NoonPost on the migration crisis

  • Vechernyaya Moskva, REGNUM and Asharq Al-Awsat on migration to Russia

  • Izvestia on attracting migrants to jobs in medicine

  • Russkaya Sluzhba BBC on Chinese in the Far East

  • Nezavisimaya Gazeta on emigration from Russia

  • EurasiaNet on Kazakhstani repatriates

  • MIR24 on marriage traditions

  • Rosbalt, Novye Izvestia and RBK on alcohol consumption

  • RBK and Novaya Gazeta on a cancer center and oncologists

  • Deutsche Welle on HIV

  • Gazeta.Ru on the perception of death

  • Novye Izvestia on mass medical exams

  • Moskovskiy Komsomolets on obesity

  • Komsomolskaya Pravda on nutrition

  • Novye Izvestia and RBK on violence

  • NOZh on the ethics of sex

  • Forbes on the status of women

  • Forbes on investing in healthcare

  • Russkaya Sluzhba BBC and RBK on poverty and income

  • Belstat on the census in Belarus

  • Komsomolskaya Pravda on the census in the DPR

Read books and magazines

  • Ageing Europe. 2019 edition

  • Health in the Republic of Tajikistan

  • Trends in maternal mortality 2000 to 2017

  • Malignant neoplasms in Russia in 2018 (morbidity and mortality)

  • The incidence of Russians with a first-time diagnosis in 2018

  • Through the pages of the journals Problemy Sotsialnoy Gigieny, Zdravookhraneniya i Istorii Meditsiny (Problems of Social Hygiene, Health Care and the History of Medicine) and Vestnik MGU. Seriya 18. Sotsiologiya I Politologiya (MSU Bulletin. Series 18. Sociology and Political Science)

  • Contents of Population and Development Review

Profession: researcher

  • Demographic results of 2018. Meeting of the Demographic Section of the Central House of Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Congratulations to Yevgeny Mikhailovich Andreev on his 75th birthday

  •    Andreev’s countermove

  •     Scientific publications of Yevgeny Mikhailovich Andreev: the last 10 years

  • Happy birthday to Viktoria Ivanovna Sakevich

  •     Scientific publications of V.I. Sakevich, 2001-2018

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