Wilson Center Experts

Christopher Davis

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
Affiliation:
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Influence of Social and Medical Factors on Mortality Trends in the USSR: 1965-1975

Project Summary

analysis of current demographic data in the USSR, revealing that there has been a continual increase in age-specific death rates in the USSR, and there has been a corresponding decrease in life expectancy. In fact mortality has risen steadily since 1971.