Unequal Soviet Childhoods and Post-Soviet Health Inequalities

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Julie V Brown, Associate Professor and Head (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This paper analyzes contributions of the Soviet system to Post-Soviet health inequalities. Utilizing survey and interview data collected in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1992 - 2008, and focusing on the post-War generation, we analyze SES differences in early life experiences of Soviet citizens. Our results indicate the extent to which material and psychological foundations of health, health beliefs, illness experiences, and quality of medical care correlated with SES. Higher status individuals had far healthier childhoods and brought significantly more social, cultural, and health capital into the Post-Soviet transition. Under the new conditions health inequalities are greater but they follow similar patterns.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
Health Beliefs, Socio-economic status, Russia, Medical care

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