Modernity and natalism in Russia: Historic perspectives
AbstractLess than desirable indigenous birth rates in Western Europe have generated interest toward examining the question of natalism — an organised state initiative to manage and promote reproduction, child rearing, health, as well as related neo-traditional cultural values — from a comparative perspective. This paper reviews the history of natalism in the USSR and contemporary Russia within the greater framework of modernity, by focusing on sweeping questions of ideology and geopolitics as well as current historic models. Economic stability is not an unimportant factor, yet it is authentic traditional culture that is of equal, if not greater, importance, even if expressed through state policies.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Europa Grande in its journal European Journal of Government and Economics.
Volume (Year): 2 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
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USSR; Russia; natalism; fertility; Modernity;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- Z - Other Special Topics
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
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- Florin Stanica Soare, 2013. "Ceausescu’s population policy: a moral or an economic choice between compulsory and voluntary incentivised motherhood?," European Journal of Government and Economics, Europa Grande, vol. 2(1), pages 59-78, June.
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