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An Unhealthy Decade
A sociological study of the state of
public health in Russia 1990-1999

By Per Carlson, Aug. 2000
ISBN: 91-22-01877-8
164 p.
$51.50 Paper Original


The point of departure of this thesis is the marked deterioration in public health which took place after the fall of the communist regimes around 1990 in Central and Eastern Europe, and especially in Russia. The main hypothesis of the four articles is that people's resources, in the form of social networks, material well-being, influence etc., are socially structured and that the roots of this lie partly in the old communist society and partly in the new one that has replaced it.

Sociology; Health
Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis. Stockholm Studies in Sociology. N.S. 10