ERIC Number: EJ767545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Reference Count: 4
Children and Young People Are the Future of Russia
Rimashevskaia, N. M.
Russian Education and Society, v49 n2 p70-86 Feb 2007
The importance of a country's population as the carrier of its intellectual potential increases greatly in a postindustrial country, where the nation's intelligence, comprised of an aggregate of the intelligence of individuals, becomes the true engine and decisive factor of progress. Any loss of human resources in Russia, without regard to age and specific causes in terms of numbers and quality, is not only a domestic political problem, but also a geopolitical problem. It destabilizes and weakens the country, and in a situation of extreme crisis it can pose a threat to national security. In this article, the author describes specific aspects of the lives of children and young people in Russia, with reference to improving the situation of each one of them while making mention of existing problems and focuses on problems related to the quality of the potential of Russia's children.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Security, Intelligence, Human Resources, Child Welfare, Economic Progress, Birth Rate, Family Size, Population Trends, Infant Mortality, Problem Solving, Futures (of Society)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Russia