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Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Monograph examining post-Soviet Russia youth transition published.

Published: 19 March 2011 Origin:  Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

Dr Charles Walker's recently published research monograph, "Learning to Labour in Post-Soviet Russia: Vocational Youth in Transition (published by Routledge)."

The publication examines the changing nature of transitions to adulthood amongst working-class youth in post-Soviet Russia. Based on extensive ethnographic research in a provincial Russian region, it looks at vocational education graduates whose colleges continue to channel them into the ailing industrial and agricultural sectors and how they challenge this.

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