The 1947 Soviet Famine and the Entitlement Approach to Famines

@article{Ellman2000The1S,
  title={The 1947 Soviet Famine and the Entitlement Approach to Famines},
  author={M. Ellman},
  journal={Cambridge Journal of Economics},
  year={2000},
  volume={24},
  pages={603-630}
}
  • M. Ellman
  • Published 2000
  • Economics
  • Cambridge Journal of Economics
This paper presents an analysis of the economics of the 1947 Soviet famine, using data from recently declassified archives. It is argued that the best estimate that can currently be given of the number of excess deaths in the range 1.0-1.5 million. The demographic loss was greater. During the famine, surplus stocks in the hands of the state seem to have been sufficient to have fed all those who died of starvation. The famine was a FAD2 (preventable food availability decline) famine, which… Expand
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