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New Poverty in Argentina and Russia: Some Brief Comparative Conclusions

Опубликовано на портале: 20-10-2010
Laboratorium. Журнал социальных исследований. 2010.  № 2. С. 252-256. 
In  general,  the  concept  of  new  poverty  focuses  on  the  emergence  of  groups characterized by strong downward mobility, as well as previously unknown types of poverty. Its specifi c defi nition, therefore, varies among countries. The cases of Russia and Argentina illustrate this variation. In Russia, new poverty became a subject of debate following the market reforms of the 1990s, several years later than in Argentina. Poverty in post-Soviet Russia has a number of specifi c features. Firstly, it is a widespread phenomenon. Impoverishment peaked in 1999: at that time, depending on  the  standards  used,  the  share  of  poor  people  was  between  20  and  50  percent.
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