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Population Under Duress : Geodemography Of Post-soviet Russia - George J. Demko

Population Under Duress

Geodemography Of Post-soviet Russia

Hardcover Published: 9th April 1999
ISBN: 9780813389394
Number Of Pages: 299

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The demographic history of twentieth-century Russia has been marked by a series of tragedies. Calamitous wars, revolutions, civil strife, and political murders have resulted in unparalleled mortality rates, depressed fertility rates, and sadly unprecedented demographic patterns of all types. This volume explores the most recent problems afflicting the Russian population in the post-Cold War era.The demise of the Soviet Union has brought new hardships--the collapse of the health-care system, internal strife, and economic disruptions--to the people and has deeply affected demographic processes throughout Russia. The contributors explore key trends, from increasing mortality rates and decreasing birth rates to refugee flows into Russia and the "brain drain" out of Russia. Problems of aging, increased infant mortality, and urban and rural population change are discussed in detail for each major region.Rarely has there been a better opportunity to examine the spatial, economic, psychological, and political factors contributing to demographic stress in a current setting. These demographic processes are not only unique as a domestic social phenomenon but are also immensely significant in their global impact, influencing international migration and foreign aid.

Prefacep. xiii
Notep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Overviewp. 1
Age Structures of the Former Soviet Republicsp. 3
Conclusionp. 14
Notesp. 15
Referencesp. 15
The Demographic Situation in Post-Soviet Russiap. 17
Notesp. 37
Referencesp. 37
Basic Demographic Processesp. 39
Fertility, Nuptiality, and Family Planning in Russia: Problems and Prospectsp. 41
Notesp. 57
Russian Mortality: Past Negative Trends and Recent Improvementsp. 59
Notesp. 70
Referencesp. 71
The Geodemography of Infant Mortality in the Soviet Union, 1950-1990p. 73
Notesp. 98
Referencesp. 101
Migration and Conflictp. 105
Recent Migration Trends in Russiap. 107
Notesp. 135
Referencesp. 136
Chinese Demographic Expansion into Russia: Myth or Inevitability?p. 137
Notesp. 147
Potential Migration of Russian-Speaking Populations from Central Asia to Russiap. 149
Conclusionp. 173
Notesp. 174
The Causes and Demographic-Social Consequences of Interethnic and Regional Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Unionp. 177
Urban and Rural Processesp. 199
Turning Points and Trends in Russia's Urbanizationp. 201
Conclusionp. 224
Notesp. 226
Referencesp. 228
Rural Population Change and Agriculturep. 231
Conclusionp. 261
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 263
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780813389394
ISBN-10: 0813389399
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 299
Published: 9th April 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.85  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1

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