Lecture – Ted Gerber, ‘Housing and Inequality in Four Soviet Countries’.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites you to a lecture by Professor Ted Gerber (University of Wisconsin-Madison) titled:

‘Housing and Inequality in Four Soviet Countries’

When: 6.00pm-7.00pm, Tuesday, 18 October.

Where: Block 8 (SHSS), Floor 3, Room 8.305.


After 25 years of post-Soviet transition, how does housing relate to other markers of socioeconomic status in former Soviet countries? Housing was distributed according to non-market principles in the USSR. After the Soviet collapse, former Soviet states privatized housing stock, yet credit constraints and chronic shortages of housing stock impeded the development of housing markets. Data from a 2015 survey conducted in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Ukraine reveal the role of housing in the emergent stratification systems in these countries.

Ted Gerber 


Dr. Gerber is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on issues of social inequality, economic change, demography, and migration in post-Soviet countries.

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