A Sociological Approach to the Study of Household Access to Drinking Water in the Former Soviet Union Countries

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The article deals with the analysis of the data of the sociological study Health of Societies in the Times of Transition (HITT) carried out in 2010, which investigated, in particular, the changes in the population's access to piped household water in the former Soviet Union countries between 2001 and 2010, and examines how these depended on the household's economic status. The paper is based on 2 international research projects: The Living standards, Lifestyles, and Health (LLH) project of 2001 and the follow-up study carried out in 2010 - Health in the Times of Transition (HITT). This article is addressed to experts in sociology, statistics, social work and health, as well as a wide range of people interested in the changes in the social and economic situation in the former Soviet Union.


B Roberts

The European Centre on Health of Societies in TransitionThe London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Author for correspondence.
Email: bayard.roberts@lshtm.ac.uk

The European Centre on Health of Societies in TransitionThe London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

A Stikley

Södertörn University

Email: andrew.stickley@sh.se

Стокгольмский центр здоровья переходных обществ; Университет Седертерн; Södertörn University

C Herpfer

Aberdeen University

Email: c.w.haerpfer@abdn.ac.uk

Факультет политики и международных отношений; Абердинский университет; Aberdeen University

M McKee

The European Centre on Health of Societies in TransitionThe London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Email: martin.mckee@lshtm.ac.uk

The European Centre on Health of Societies in TransitionThe London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

A T Gasparishvili

The Center for Sociological StudiesLomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Email: gasparishvili@yandex.ru

The Center for Sociological StudiesLomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

O V Kruhmaleva

The Center for Sociological StudiesLomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Email: kruhoks@yandex.ru

The Center for Sociological StudiesLomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

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