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

Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series 45


  • Author(s)
    • Nell, Jacob;
    • Stewart, Kitty;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1994
  • Pages
    • 72
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 64U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

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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Thematic area

Countries in Transition   / 

Thesaurus

demography   /  economic transition   /  mortality rate   /