The Working Poor

  title={The Working Poor},
  author={Vadim Radaev},
It seems as if we are discovering the phenomenon of poverty once more—realizing, of course, that it was not perestroika that gave it birth, but that in the Soviet period we just shamefully covered it up. In those days, only from scanty and classified materials could one learn that 15-20 percent of the population lived in poverty. Today, 30-40 percent of Russia's citizens are counted as poor. According to the Russian Federation Ministry of the Economy, as of October 1999, 49 million of the 145.8… CONTINUE READING

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