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Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses

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Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses

Ralph S. Clem, Ralph S. S. Clem

324 Pages
Paperback
ISBN: 9781501707155
Cornell University Press

Taken together, the Russian census of 1897 and the Soviet censuses of 1926, 1959, 1970, and 1979 constitute the largest collection of empirical data available on that country, but until the publication of this book in 1986, the daunting complexity of that material prevented Western scholars from exploiting the censuses fully. This book is both a guide to the use of and a detailed index to these censuses. The first part of the book consists of eight essays by specialist on the USSR, six of them dealing with the use of census materials and the availability of data for research on ethnicity and language, marriage and the family, education and literacy, migration and organization, age structure, and occupations. The second part, a comprehensive index for all the published census, presents more than six hundred annotated entries for the census tables, a keyword index that enables researchers to find census data by subject, and a list of political-administrative units covered in each census.

Reviews

"It is hoped that this volume will increase the use of Russian and Soviet census materials. Although they are difficult to use, this task has now been rendered easier. The book gives an excellent overview of the possibilities for population research on the Soviet Union. The index and research guide will be valuable for many years to come."

- Slavic Review

About the Author

Ralph S. Clem is a retired Professor of International Relations and Chair of the Advisory Board of the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2004 as a Major General.

Ralph S. Clem is a retired Professor of International Relations and Chair of the Advisory Board of the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2004 as a Major General.

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