Studies in Economic Transition

Demography of Russia

From the Past to the Present

Authors: Karabchuk, Tatiana, Kumo, Kazuhiro, Skoglund, Ekaterina

  • Provides a comprehensive and detailed assessment of demographic development in Russia
    Examines marriage patterns, fertility, mortality, and inter-regional migration
    Draws on previous studies and newly-available data to examine the factors effecting Russian demographic trends

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About this book

This book examines the demographic development of Russia from the late Russian Empire to the contemporary Russian Federation, and includes discussions of marriage patterns, fertility, mortality, and inter-regional migration. In this pioneering study, the authors present the first English-language overview of demographic data collection in Russia. Chapters in the book offer a systematic overview of the legislation regulating fertility and the family sphere, a study of the factors determining first and higher order births, and an examination of population distribution across Russian regions. The book also combines research tools from the social sciences with a medical approach to provide a study of mortality rates. By bringing together approaches from several disciplines – demography, economics, and sociology – the authors of this book provide a comprehensive and detailed assessment of the historical roots of Russia's demographic development.

About the authors

Tatiana Karabchuk is Assistant Professor of Sociology at United Arab Emirates University, UAE.Kazuhiro Kumo is a professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.Ekaterina Selezneva is a researcher at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, Germany.

Reviews

“Demography of Russia: From the Past to the Present, is a highly significant resource for any scholar concerned with understanding Russian society. It addresses a most timely set of issues—the complex and often tragic population dynamics in the country, including historical developments of fertility, mortality, and migration trends. Furthermore, it analyzes a range of data and methodological approaches. This book is a wonderful contribution.” (Michele Rivkin-Fish, Professor at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA; Author of Women’s Health in Post-Soviet Russia (2005))

“Russia is an extremely interesting country from a demographic point of view. With its complex history and geo-political standing, understanding the demography and population dynamics of this country is of utmost relevance. This volume not only gives a rigorous overview of the demographic history of the country, but also an up-to-date picture of recent demographic trends through the extensive usage of archive-materials and micro-data analysis. It is the obvious reference for those interested in learning about the demography of Russia.” (Arnstein Aassve, Professor of Demography, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Italy)

“This book examines the dynamics and forces underlying the natural population decline in Russia. Using data from a variety of sources, the authors integrate insights from demography, economics and sociology to provide a comprehensive analysis of the unique Russian demographic experience through the eras of the late Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the modern Russian Federation.  Everyone who wants to understand demographic change in Russia should read this book.” (Arne L. Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kumo, Kazuhiro (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Population Statistics of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation

    Kumo, Kazuhiro

    Pages 11-62

  • Population Policies in Soviet and Modern Russia

    Selezneva, Ekaterina

    Pages 63-113

  • Marriage and Divorce, 1994–2014

    Karabchuk, Tatiana

    Pages 115-153

  • Fertility and Uncertainty in Modern Russia

    Selezneva, Ekaterina (et al.)

    Pages 155-185

Buy this book

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51849-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Demography of Russia
Book Subtitle
From the Past to the Present
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Economic Transition
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51850-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51850-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51849-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 334
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
Topics