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Health and Poverty: Caucasus and Central Asia
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Though there is considerable variation across and within post-Soviet societies, it is fair to posit that gender has been a key element in determining status, health, and general well-being under post-Communism. Women are doing far worse than men in almost every wellness category. For example, it is estimated that 70 percent of the unemployed citizens of post-Communist states are women (Buckley 1997). The status of women in the transitional states of the southern tier of the former Soviet Union …

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Foroughi, Payam, “Health and Poverty: Caucasus and Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0174b>
First published online: 2009

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