Accession Number:

ADA242905

Title:

Politics, Work and Daily Life in the USSR: A Survey of Former Soviet Citizens

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMAPIGN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

625.0

Abstract:

The Soviet Interview Project SIP has interviewed thousands of recent emigrants from the Soviet Union as a means of learning about politics, work and daily life in the contemporary USSR. The project was designed by a team of Soviet specialists as a study of everyday life in the USSR with the expectation that the results will contribute not only to Sovietology, but also to general theories in the basic disciplines represented by the research team notably political science, economics and sociology. The initial phase of the project has involved administering highly structured questionnaires covering a wide range of topics bearing on life, work and politics in contemporary Soviet society to a probability sample of eligible Soviet emigrants currently residing in the United States. As the principal aim has been to learn about life in the Soviet Union, the absorption process has been of interest for validation purposes only. The essays collected in this volume represent a first strike from the data set.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE