Title

Democracy and capitalism in Russia : a step backward for women?

Abstract

Since the advent of democracy and a shift towards a more market based economy in Russia, the average population has experienced economic hardship due to transition. Although both men and women both have experienced a decrease in the standard of Ii ving, women are carrying a disproportionate amount of the burden. Although economic difficulty was expected during the transition to capitalism, it was also expected that under democracy people would be provided more personal freedoms and civil rights. In addition, however, it was expected that there would be more political equality with a representative government. For Russian women, none of these assumptions were true. It can be shown that the social, political, and economic status for women was more equal to that of men during Soviet times than now.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

1999

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Hamann, Kerstin

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Political Science

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences;Women -- Russia -- Social conditions;Women in politics -- Russia (Federation)

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022698

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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