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Russia pp 319-330 | Cite as

Family Policy

  • Sergei Zakharov
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Abstract

Family policy in contemporary Russia has inherited many of the policy objectives and instruments of the former Soviet Union, while also preserving certain archaic aspects of pre-Soviet Russian family policy. Indeed, because Russian family policy has historically been contradictory in both its ideological underpinnings and its demographic and social consequences—often mythologising past social and demographic realities—post-Soviet family policy in Russia has no clear cementing ideology and is woven together from poorly structured and disjointed elements.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergei Zakharov
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  1. 1.Institute of DemographyHigher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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