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Economic Transformation in Eastern Europe and the Distribution of Income

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  • Date Published: October 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521433297

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  • Who gains and who loses from economic transformation in Eastern Europe is a key question--but one that is too rarely discussed. To understand the implications of the move to a market economy, it is necessary to know more about the distribution of income under Communism. This book assembles evidence about earnings, dispersion, income inequality and poverty in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, the USSR (with separate information for Russia, the Ukraine and other republics). It adopts a comparative perspective--bringing out the differences between these countries and the West, as well as within Central and Eastern Europe. It shows that widely held beliefs about Eastern Europe under Communism are not borne out by the evidence.

    • Very topical subject examined by leading figures in the field. Looks at effects of economic change in Eastern Europe on incomes and poverty
    • Tony Atkinson is one of the top three British economists of his generation, with an international reputation
    • Contains data on the former USSR, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and the UK
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "As well as contributing authoritative calculations on comparative income inequality, this volume is clearly destined to be a major research resource for future scholarship in the area." Journal of Economic Literature

    "...will become the authoritative source for academics and researchers examining both developments in regional trade and the distribution of income during and after the transformation process of the socialist economies....[T]he book is a veritable treasure." Hans-Pater Brunner, Slavic Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1992
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521433297
    • length: 468 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 48 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    1. Introduction and summary
    2. Why study the distribution pre-1990?
    3. Data: availability, quality and comparability
    4. The distribution of earnings
    5. The distribution of household incomes
    6. Interpreting income data
    7. Measuring poverty
    8. Poverty and the safety net
    Sources and methods
    List of tables in statistical appendix
    Statistical appendix
    Name index
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    Anthony Barnes Atkinson, University of Cambridge

    John Micklewright, European University Institute, Florence

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