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Youth at risk in the Russian Federation: reasons for social protection

Kliucharev, Grigory and Trofimova, Irina (2011) Youth at risk in the Russian Federation: reasons for social protection. Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 2 (1). pp. 85-100.

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Abstract

The article analyses the main reasons as to why children and teenagers are at risk and are committing crimes. The most serious reasons are related to crises in family relations due to the growth in poverty rates, the decrease in living standards, the deterioration in moral values and the educative potential of families. So-called ‘exterior’ reasons; namely, ineffective youth offence prevention, the general growth in crime, the influence of TV and advertising, the influence of a child’s mates or ‘bad street children’ are important as well, although their influence is less intensive as compared to problems which exist within individual families. The analysis shows that in contrast to general trends, regions and municipalities have certain specific characteristics. In some regions the most common problems are drug addiction, youth unemployment, child neglect and homelessness and juvenile delinquency. The negative general trends and regional characteristics require the creation of a multi-level system of social support and protection for young people at risk and their families.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:youth, children, risk group, Russian Federation, social protection
Subjects:Sociology
ID Code:3148
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:14 Nov 2017 14:14
Last Modified:14 Nov 2017 14:14

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