Reforming Child Welfare in the Post-Soviet Space: Institutional Change in Russia

Meri Kulmala (Redaktör), Maija Jäppinen (Redaktör), Anna Tarasenko (Redaktör), Anna Klimova (Redaktör)

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportAntologi eller special utgåvaVetenskapligPeer review


This book provides new and empirically grounded research-based knowledge and insights into the current transformation of the Russian child welfare system. It focuses on the major shift in Russia’s child welfare policy: deinstitutionalisation of the system of children’s homes inherited from the Soviet era and an increase in fostering and adoption.

Divided into four sections, this book details both the changing role and function of residential institutions within the Russian child welfare system and the rapidly developing form of alternative care in foster families, as well as work undertaken with birth families. By analysing the consequences of deinstitutionalisation and its effects on children and young people as well as their foster and birth parents, it provides a model for understanding this process across the whole of the post-Soviet space.

It will be of interest to academics and students of social work, sociology, child welfare, social policy, political science, and Russian and East European politics more generally.
Antal sidor252
ISBN (tryckt)9780367904241
ISBN (elektroniskt)9781003024316
StatusPublicerad - 2021
MoE-publikationstypC2 Redigerade böcker


NamnAdvances in Social Work


  • 5141 Sociologi
  • 5145 Socialt arbete
  • 5142 Social- och samhällspolitik
  • 5171 Statslära
  • 5143 Social- och kulturantropologi

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