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Rural Inequality in Divided Russia

By Stephen K Wegren

Routledge – 2013 – 262 pages

Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

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    978-0-415-82587-0
    July 23rd 2013

Description

This book examines economic and political polarisation in post-Soviet Russia, and in particular analyses the development of rural inequality. It discusses how rural inequality has developed in post-Soviet Russia, and how it differs from the Soviet period, and goes on to look at the factors that affect rural stratification and inequality, using human and social capital, profession, gender, and village location as independent variables. The book uses survey data from rural households and fieldwork in Russia in order to highlight the multiplicity of divisions that act as fault lines in contemporary rural Russia.

Contents

Part 1: Context 1. Rural Inequality in the Soviet Period 2. Inequality in Post-Soviet Russia 3. Rural Inequality and Agrarian Capitalism in Post-Soviet Russia 4. Rural Poverty in Post-Soviet Russia Part 2: Factors Affecting Rural Inequality 5. Rural Inequality and Human and Social Capital 6. Rural Inequality and Profession 7. Rural Inequality and Gender 8. Rural Inequality and Location Part 3: Consequences 9. Rural Inequality and Russia’s Future

Author Bio

This book looks at the economic and political polarisation in post-Soviet Russia, and in particular analyses the development of rural inequality. It discusses how rural inequality has developed in post-Soviet Russia, and how it differs from the Soviet period, and goes on to look at the factors that affect rural stratification and inequality, using human and social capital, profession, gender, and village location as independent variables. The book uses survey data from rural households and fieldwork in Russia in order to highlight the multiplicity of divisions that act as fault lines in present-day Russia and cause the rural society to be left behind in places.

Name: Rural Inequality in Divided Russia (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Stephen K Wegren. This book examines economic and political polarisation in post-Soviet Russia, and in particular analyses the development of rural inequality. It discusses how rural inequality has developed in post-Soviet Russia, and how it differs from the Soviet...
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