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Article

Social attitudes towards welfare policies in Russia and other European countries

International Social Work. 2014. Vol. 57. No. 5. P. 459-469.

Based on the 2008 data from ESS, the article analyses the attitudes of Russians towards state social  policy, and compares their opinions with those of populations in selected European countries. The  research identifies the factors affecting social attitudes toward welfare policies. Results suggest  that Russians believe that the majority of social support functions must be provided by the state  stems from the severity of these problems in the country.