Social Orphanhood in Today’s Russia: The Situation and Determinants

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The article considers social orphanhood as a phenomenon where children and teenagers have parents who for some reasons are not engaged in their upbringing, do not take care of them and have no control over their children's actions. As of today, the main reasons for social orphanhood are the following: the crisis of the family in modern society, unstable marriages, divorces, deprivation of parents' rights, rejection of newly-born babies, financial problems in the family. Social orphanhood increases when the social-economic situation in the country gets more complicated, with drug addiction, alcoholism and other pathological conditions in society getting wide-spread.

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E I Kozhevnikova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Sociology Chair


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