The plight of women in post-reform Russia is rooted in the combination of the new, untrammelled market system and the old legacy of discrimination. The Soviet Union was the first country to give women equal rights and equal ay, but only formally. In reality, women and men ere very unequal, but evidence of inequality was suppressed. This is the first study to apply modern econometrics to survey data collected in the USSR. Wage data collected in Taganrog, Russia, in 1989, are used to show how gender discrimination had become a central feature of e system. It also challenges the conventional wisdom that for ideological reasons, Soviet manual workers were favoured over the highly educated. Формат: 14 см x 22 см.