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Social Policy in the CIS+ Countries: the Area of Ageing (Draft)



This article attempts to reveal the major features of social policy in the CIS+ countries and identify available, prevailing policy approaches, including policy innovations. The obvious characteristic of the CIS alliance is its diversity, most prominently cultural, which has survived in many CIS+ countries several centuries of "homogenization" within the Russian empire and particularly the decades of creating "a new civic identity of soviet people" in the USSR. The diversity is clearly seen in the demographic characteristics of the eleven countries of the alliance plus Georgia.

Alexandre Sidorenko is Senior Advisor at the European Centre for Social Policy and Research.