The Soviet Social Security Model: Functions, Development, and Lithuania Cover Image

Sovietinio socialinės apsaugos modelio funkcijos bei raida ir Lietuva
The Soviet Social Security Model: Functions, Development, and Lithuania

Author(s): Arvydas Guogis, Natalija Bogdanova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla & VU Tarptautinių santykių ir politikos mokslų institutas

Summary/Abstract: This article is unique in that, for the first time, Russian and Soviet social security development in Lithuania is studied comprehensively and systematically, including all major types of social insurance, tracking changes over time and identifying their causes. The article broadly analyzes the social security legislation, publications of Soviet Union and Lithuanian SSR official statistics, presents a national and international analysis and the archival materials revealing how the Lithuanian social security system evolved during the Russian and Soviet rule. The article reveals the structure and ideology of the Soviet social insurance system. In the whole territory of the USSR, the same principles and laws of social insurance were applied. However, in several Soviet republics, for example, Lithuania, some specific elements were observed, which influenced the administrative methods of social security, social insurance, and social support.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 2(66)
  • Page Range: 32-77
  • Page Count: 46
  • Language: Lithuanian