Russia's Torn Safety Nets: Health and Social Welfare During the Transition / Edition 1

Russia's Torn Safety Nets: Health and Social Welfare During the Transition / Edition 1

by Na Na
     
 

ISBN-10: 031222916X

ISBN-13: 9780312229160

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312229160
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction--Mark G. Field and Judyth L. Twigg
Health Issues
• The Health and Demographic Crisis in Post-Soviet Russia: A Two-Phase Development--Mark G. Field
• Unfulfilled Hopes: The Struggle to Reform Russian Health Care and Its Financing--Judyth L. Twigg
• Negotiating the Post-Soviet Medical Marketplace: Growing Gaps in the Safety Net--Julie V. Brown and Nina L. Rusinova
• The Politics of Health Care in Russia: The Feminization of Medicine and Other Obstacles to Professionalism--Kate Schecter
• Drug Abuse in Post-Communist Russia--John M. Kramer
• The Problem of AIDS--David E. Powell
• The Disabled in Russia in the 1990s--Ethel Dunn
Social Issues
• The "New" Sexism: Images of Russian Women During the Transition--Valerie Sperling
• New World of Work: Employment, Unemployment, and Adaptation--Walter D. Connor
• Internal Migration: A Civil Society Challenge--Justin Burke
• Russia's Aging Population--Victoria A. Velkoff and Kevin Kinsella
• Promises to Keep: Pension Provision in the Russian Federation--Cynthia Buckley & Dennis Donahue
• The Social Crisis of the Russian Military--Deborah Yarsike Ball
Replacing the Safety Net?
• U.S. Foreign Assistance to the Russian Federation for Medicine and Health--Edward J. Burger, Jr.

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