research product . Other ORP type . literature . 2021

Social Inequality

Sätre, Ann-Mari; Matveev, Ilya; Tarasenko, Anna;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Feb 2021
  • Publisher: Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zürich; Research Centre for East European Studies (FSO), University of Bremen; Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), George Washington University; Center for Eastern European Studies (CEES), University of Zurich; German Association for East European Studies (DGO)
Abstract
The topic of this issue is social inequality with a special focus on poverty. Firstly, Ann-Mari Sätre describes the causes of poverty and analyzes how women’s social networks help to tackle poverty. She also assesses the role of the political leadership in relation to grassroots initiatives. Secondly, Ilya Matveev gives a systematic overview of different approaches to the measurement of social inequality in Russia and provides a critical discussion of their validity. The article is followed by several graphs comparing the results of different studies. Finally, Anna Tarasenko discusses the social consequences of the current Covid-19 pandemic and provides an overv...
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