Post-Soviet Agricultural Restructuring: A Success Story After All?

  title={Post-Soviet Agricultural Restructuring: A Success Story After All?},
  author={Martin Petrick},
  journal={Comparative Economic Studies},
  • M. Petrick
  • Published 5 October 2021
  • Economics
  • Comparative Economic Studies
Challenging the initial expectation that all post-Soviet economies will evolve from collective toward fully individualized farming, I argue that they separated into two different reform paths. In the European successor countries and Kazakhstan, corporate and family farms coexist, labor exited agriculture, and capital inflow boosted labor productivity (a “Westernization”). In the Transcaucasian and the other Central Asian countries, complete farm individualization did not increase labor… 



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