Did Inequality Increase in Transition? an Analysis of the Transitional Countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia

  title={Did Inequality Increase in Transition? an Analysis of the Transitional Countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia},
  author={David Henderson and R. McNab},
Parallel to the process of democratization, the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia have shown an increase in measured income inequality during their transition from centrally-planned to a market-oriented economy. Since the behavior of these countries contradicted previous models of inequality, researchers analyzing the transition process linked the increase in income inequality to the egalitarian values of socialism and to the process of economic and political… CONTINUE READING


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