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Living Conditions, Lifestyles and Health in the Former Soviet Union

Edited by Christian Haerpfer, Claire Wallace

Routledge – 2015 – 240 pages

Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

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    978-0-415-67944-2
    March 30th 2015
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Description

Mortality rose very dramatically in the former Soviet republics following the collapse of the Soviet Union, with male life expectancy falling by ten years, the biggest peace time fall in life expectancy on record. This book presents the results of extensive research into the full extent of this catastrophe and the reasons for it. It explores in particular declining economic conditions and their impact, showing how smoking, binge drinking, inadequate, unhealthy diet, stress, homicides and suicides all increased in this period. It covers a wide range of former Soviet republics, including Central Asia, Belarus and Ukraine as well as Russia, and demonstrates forcibly the connection between money, health lifestyles, health, and happiness and well-being.

Contents

1. Introduction: Living Conditions, Lifestyle and Health in Eastern Europe Claire Wallace 2. Health, Money and Wellbeing. Subjective Responses to Post-Soviet transformation Richard Rose 3. Health service utilisation in the Former Soviet Union: evidence from eight countries Dina Balabanova, Martin McKee, Joceline Pomerleau, Richard Rose and Christian W. Haerpfer 4. Prevalence of smoking Anna Gilmore, Martin McKee, Richard Rose & Christian W. Haerpfer 5. Determinants of smoking in eight countries of the former Soviet Union Joceline Pomerleau, Anna Gilmore, Martin McKee, Richard Rose, Christian W.Haerpfer 6. Drinking in the Commonwealth of Independent States Joceline Pomerleau, Martin McKee, Richard Rose, Christian W.Haerpfer, David Rotman, Sergej Tumanov 7. The relationship between stress, health lifestyles and gender in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia William C. Cockerham, Brian P. Hinote, Pamela Abbott and Christian Haerpfer 8. Health Lifestyles in Central Asia: the case of Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan William C. Cockerham, Brian P. Hinote , Pamela Abbott , and Christian Haerpfer 9. Health Lifestyles in Ukraine and Belarus William C. Cockerham, Brian P. Hinote, Pamela Abbott, Christian Haerpfer 10. Health world views of post-soviet citizens Pamela A Abbott, Sergei Turmov and Claire Wallace

Author Bio

Christian Haerpfer is Professor of Politics at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

Claire Wallace is Professor and Director of Research in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

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Description: Edited by Christian Haerpfer, Claire Wallace. Mortality rose very dramatically in the former Soviet republics following the collapse of the Soviet Union, with male life expectancy falling by ten years, the biggest peace time fall in life expectancy on record. This book presents the results of...
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