Housing for Orphans Against the Backdrop of Social Disparity in Russia

  • Sergey Vinkov


Transformation processes in Russia are giving rise to various forms of social disparity and differentiation, which often affects the interests and social status of the vulnerable groups, and orphans constitute one of those groups. This chapter explores orphan care and orphans’ housing needs in the context of social disparity in Russia. The first method used in this chapter is reviewing research of social disparity and housing policy in Russia. The second method analyzes the main policy guidelines and practices regarding orphan care and meeting their housing needs. The outcomes of the analysis and reviews presented in this chapter are based on the analysis of national and international legislation and official statistics. The principal idea of this chapter is to demonstrate that social adjustment skills and mobility of orphans, being affected by modern social disparity, are largely limited due to structural problems in the domestic economy, especially inner social policy with regard to orphans and their socialization.


Parental Care Housing Socialization Housing Policy Adoptive Parent Russian Society 
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This work was supported by the Basic Research Program of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, project “Mathematical models, algorithms, and software tools for knowledge discovery in big data given by relational and textual collections,” 2013.


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  1. 1.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia

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