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

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ISBN-10: 031222916X

ISBN-13: 9780312229160

Pub. Date: 06/03/2000

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

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

Overview

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 US
Publication date:
06/03/2000
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(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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