Obligations and expectations: Renegotiating pensions in the Russian Federation

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While aging trends throughout the former Soviet bloc have been the subject of research, less attention is typically paid to the institutional and social legacies of the previous regimes concerning pensions. Unlike developing countries, struggling to initiate a system of pensions, Russia is attempting to maintain a comprehensive system in the face of extreme resource constraints and a large retirement-aged population. The difficulties associated with the provision of old age pensions in Russia highlight the challenges of curtailing social programmes for transitional economies and the problems associated with adjusting pension systems to evolving economic and demographic realities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-338
Number of pages22
JournalContinuity and Change
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • General Social Sciences


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