Human Costs of Post-communist Transition: Public Policies and Private Response

@article{Izyumov2010HumanCO,
  title={Human Costs of Post-communist Transition: Public Policies and Private Response},
  author={Alexei I. Izyumov},
  journal={Review of Social Economy},
  year={2010},
  volume={68},
  pages={125 - 93}
}
Abstract The transition to capitalism in former communist countries of Eastern Europe and the USSR was achieved at a very high human cost, leading to unprecedented increases in poverty, inequality, and other forms of deprivation. This paper surveys the literature and data on human costs of post-communist transition and discusses differences in responses to poverty among countries of the region. It argues that human costs of transition to the market were strongly influenced by policy choices… Expand
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