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Poverty in the Soviet Union

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The book deals with the continuing problem of poverty in Soviet society, a problem which the Revolution of 1917 was supposed to solve in a planned and expeditious manner. The topic is important both because it involves large numbers of people, and because it illustrates a major failing of Marxism-Leninism in practice. The book attempts to analyse Soviet poverty both from Soviet and western sources: the former are very limited, because discussion of poverty in the USSR falls under a strict censorship ban. This is one of the reasons why it has been so sadly neglected by western observers. The analysis concerns itself with most of the common problems of poverty and under-privilege in an industrialised society. Exclusion from the political process, and the particular social implications of the constitutional status of labour as both a right and a duty, are examined in an account that emphasises life-style and social problems, rather than merely the content of the wage-packet. Dr Matthews concludes with a survey of social mobility both into and out of the poverty state, and makes a cautious comparison between the situation of the poor in the Soviet Union and that pertaining to the USA and other 'Soviet-type' societies in eastern Europe.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I: 1. Is there poverty in the Soviet Union?; 2. Who are the Soviet poor?; 3. Poverty life-styles: food, clothing, shelter; Part II: 4. Poverty life-styles: other aspects; 5. Work and social security; 6. Poverty, politics and charity; 7. Some further dimensions; Postscript; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521310598
Author:
Matthews, Mervyn
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Cost and standard of living
Subject:
Soviet Union Social conditions 1945-1991.
Subject:
Cost and standard of living -- Soviet Union.
Subject:
Poor -- Soviet Union.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 217-224.
Series Volume:
al-°adad 1
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
227

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