Russia’s Torn Safety Nets

Health and Social Welfare during the Transition

  • Editors
  • Mark G. Field
  • Judyth L. Twigg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Mark G. Field, Judyth L. Twigg
      Pages 1-9
  3. Health Issues

  4. Social Issues

    1. Victoria A. Velkoff, Kevin Kinsella
      Pages 231-250
    2. Cynthia Buckley, Dennis Donahue
      Pages 251-270
    3. Deborah Yarsike Ball
      Pages 271-287
  5. Replacing the Safety Net?

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-314

About this book


Russia's attempt to replace the failed Soviet system and its command economy with a capitalist, democratic society has produced a health and social welfare crisis, at considerable human cost. Russia s Torn Safety Nets presents a series of essays by distinguished Russian and American scholars which describe and analyze the consequences of the collapsed socialist system, focusing on issues of health and demography, HIV/AIDS, drug addiction and abuse, the disabled, aging and pensions, education, women and sexism, and social issues in the military. The essays conclude with a section on the private and public efforts to ease the impact of the ongoing transition on the Russia people.


AIDS care communism education employment health health care Migration unemployment

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