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The Soviet Promise: A Separate Apartment for Every Family

Jane R. Zavisca

in Housing the New Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450372
eISBN:
9780801464300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450372.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the evolution of the Russian ideal of the separate apartment from the time of Josef Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev until it became the cornerstone of a normal life in the late ... More


Rooms of Their Own: How Housing Affects Family Size

Jane R. Zavisca

in Housing the New Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450372
eISBN:
9780801464300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450372.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines whether Russians calibrate their family sizes to their housing conditions. Restricting family size is one strategy for keeping one's living conditions tolerable, when a separate ... More


Mobility Strategies: Searching for the Separate Apartment

Jane R. Zavisca

in Housing the New Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450372
eISBN:
9780801464300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450372.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines family-based strategies for acquiring a separate apartment under the conditions of property without markets, including inheritance, swapping, and marriage. The property rights ... More


Property without Markets: Who Got What as Markets Failed

Jane R. Zavisca

in Housing the New Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450372
eISBN:
9780801464300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450372.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the inequalities that emerged in Russia after housing was privatized but not fully commodified. It contrasts empirical trends in housing inequality in Russia with the ... More


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