New Rich, New Poor, New Russia: Winners and Losers on the Russian Road to Capitalism

Synopsis

Why are so many Russians ambivalent about the rapid economic and political changes they have been experiencing over the past decade? To answer that question, this book examines the unequal distribution of the costs and benefits of reform in Russia, its impact on the socioeconomic structure of the population, and the ways in which these changes violate social perceptions of equity and fairness.

Among the major issues examined in this context are
-- the emergence of the "new poor";
-- the changing economic and social status of women;
-- the highly differentiated impact of marketization on various sectors of the working class;
-- the social sources of recruitment of Russia's new entrepreneurial class and business elite.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ministry Of Labor Of The Russian Federation
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Armonk, NY
Publication year:
  • 1997