This article examines
the results of market transformation of the agrarian sector in Russia 1990s-2000s,
as well as social risks of human development. The author defines social risks
as possible negative consequences of social policies that represent a threat to
human development. Among them author refers to the lack of resources required
for the reproduction of human capital; low public spending on health, education
and recreational services not compensated for the lack of individual
investments in human capital development; excessive social stratification of
society, not conducive to economic growth and social development; low share of
the middle class as a support and the driving force of innovation development
and social progress; lack of an economic base for the expansion of the middle class.
By summarizing, the author concludes that the lack of resources for human
development makes illusory hopes for breakthrough innovation in the development
of the agro-food complex in rural areas.
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