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Generation in jeopardy : children in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
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Armonk, NY : M. E. Sharpe, [1999]

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xvii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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1360 Lexile.
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HQ792.E82 U55 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This disturbing volume probes beneath the rhetoric about system change in the transition societies of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to examine the impact of political, social, and economic dislocation, ethnic conflict and civil war on the most population: children.

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Library Journal Review

Of course we think about starving children, but to what extent? UNICEF has prepared a well-documented work focusing on the children of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This is not a book about starving children but about the social, political, and economic upheaval that has drastically affected the lives of 150 million young people. For instance, in six years the male teen suicide rate in Russia increased more than 18 percent, while in Belarus adolescent crimes rose 100 percent between 1989 and 1994. Why? During that time 12,000 children were orphaned or abandoned in that country alone. Chapter after chapter deals with statistics and analysis prepared by experts in their fields. It is often difficult to absorb the eye-opening material and the implication that these children may well be beyond jeopardyÄthey may already be lost. Essential reading for those interested in history, children, social programs, politics, and the future.ÄSandra Isaacson, U.S. EPA Region VII Lib., Kansas City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

I Social Conditions
1 The social and economic cost of transition
2 Child health
3 Environment
4 Nutrition
5 Education
II Child Protection
6 Children on the front line: Child refugees and victims of war
7 Child neglect, abuse, and exploitation
8 Child labor
9 Juvenile crime
III Different Faces of the Transition
10 Children in the republics of former Yugoslavia
11 Central Europe
12 Children of the Baltic countries
13 Southeastern Europe
14 The Slavic countries
15 The Caucasus countries
16 The Central Asian Republics and Kazakhstan
17 The Aral Sea disaster zone
18 Minority groups