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Death in Transition: The rise in the death rate in Russia since 1992

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  • Jacob Nell
  • Kitty Stewart
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    From January 1992 to the first half of 1994 the death rate in Russia rose by over 30 per cent, a rise of a magnitude never before seen in an industrialized country without a war or famine. In 1993 alone the life expectancy of a Russian man fell from 62 to 59. This paper examines the nature and causes of this unprecedented and disastrous increase.

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    Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series with number iopeps94/20.

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    Length: 72
    Date of creation: 1994
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    Handle: RePEc:ucf:iopeps:iopeps94/20

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    Keywords: demography; economic transition; mortality rate;

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    1. Ivaschenko, Oleksiy, 2004. "Longevity in Russia's Regions: Do Poverty and Low Public Health Spending Kill?," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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