Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Making Ends Meet in Contemporary Russia: Secondary Employment, Subsidiary Agriculture and Social Networks

Making Ends Meet in Contemporary Russia: Secondary Employment, Subsidiary Agriculture and Social Networks (Hardback)

£85.00
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Throughout the 1990s, Russian households experienced a dramatic fall in their traditional sources of subsistence: wages and social benefits. Many commentators have argued that households have adopted `survival strategies' that enable them to make ends meet, particularly taking second jobs, growing their own food and calling on the help of family and friends.



This book reviews the available data to analyse the forms, scale and incidence of these phenomena. The author finds that so-called `survival strategies' merely represent a continuation of traditional soviet practices. He demonstrates that they disproportionately benefit the better off and that they do not provide a means by which those who have suffered misfortune can compensate for a fall in their earnings. Instead, he illustrates that most Russian households have adapted simply by cutting expenditure rather than by finding new sources of income. The author concludes by arguing that the notion of a `household survival strategy' is inappropriate for the study of post-soviet society.



Based on the analysis of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative data, Making Ends Meet in Contemporary Russia provides a comprehensive analysis of the means by which Russian households have secured their subsistence in the face of a collapse in wages and employment since the end of the soviet system. It will be required reading for all students, scholars and researchers of transition studies, development studies and human geography.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic systems & structuresBusinessEconomicsLabour economicsBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesPrimary industriesAgriculture & related industriesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labour Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 29/10/2002 ISBN-13: 9781840642629  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Simon Clarke, Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK and Scientific Director, Institute for Comparative Labour Relations Research (ISITO), Moscow, Russia

More books by Simon Clarke

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Resistance to the Neoliberal ...
(Hardback)
Alessandro Bonanno; Steven A. Wolf
 
 
£110.00
 
Mismanaging Asia's Economic Miracle:...
(Hardback)
Patarapong Intarakumnerd
 
 
£105.00
 
US Agricultural and Food Policies:...
(Paperback)
Gerald D. Toland; William E. Nganje;...
 
 
£59.95
 
Federal Data Science: Transforming...
(Paperback)
Feras A. Batarseh; Ruixin Yang
 
 
£78.95
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Picture Books for Black History Month
20/10/2017

Our Birmingham shop is celebrating Black History Month with an array of new and exciting picture books for children.

Caroline Taggart on Why Punctuation Can be Surprisingly Exciting
18/10/2017

Caroline Taggart explains the versatility of punctuation.

Under the Knife: Recreating the Grimy World of Victorian Surgery
17/10/2017

Lindsey describes how she made the trailer for her debut The Butchering Art in order to see how the sights, sounds, and smells of this gruesome period in medical history would translate onto the screen.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd