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Inequality and transformation of social structures in transitional economies

Vladimir Mikhalev

Inequality and transformation of social structures in transitional economies

by Vladimir Mikhalev

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Published by United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe, Eastern.,
  • Europe, Eastern
    • Subjects:
    • Social structure -- Europe, Eastern.,
    • Social stratification -- Europe, Eastern.,
    • Post-communism -- Social aspects,
    • Income distribution -- Europe, Eastern

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p.46-49).

      StatementVladimir Mikhalev.
      SeriesWIDER research for action ;, no.52
      ContributionsWorld Institute for Development Economics Research.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHM706 .M55 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination49 p. ;
      Number of Pages49
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4020467M
      ISBN 109524550962
      LC Control Number2001400604

      social structure, change their effort and skills and thus become more or less productive. These effects might, for example, be produced by the incentive structures and training arrangements developed in internal la-bor markets. There is, however, another conception of how social structure creates inequality. Economic & Social Affairs DESA Working Paper No. ST/ESA//DWP/ January Economic Integration, Inequality and Growth: Latin America vs. the European economies in transition.

      Through tracing the effects of the neoliberal epoch into the era of the so-called pink tide, the book seeks to understand to what extent the turn to the left at the start of the millennium managed to challenge historically constituted configurations of inequality. A central argument in the book is that in spite of economic reforms and social. Fourth, it is important to consider the social and economic structures that form the backdrop to widespread human rights violations. Problems such as poverty, inequality, and marginalization can both facilitate violations and create constraints for addressing those violations in .

        Szelenyi analyzes the inequality in state socialism and transitional society (Szelenyi ; Szelenyi and Kostello ), building on Polanyi’s (, a, b) concept of economic integration (redistribution, market, and reciprocity). Although expressed differently, it is similar to Kornai’s concept of a coordination mechanism. the personal and social consequences of social inequality. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand that inequality is multidimensional Understand that it is essential to understand the explanations of the various forms of inequality in order to further a.


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Inequality and transformation of social structures in transitional economies by Vladimir Mikhalev Download PDF EPUB FB2

Social structures undergo transformation with the transition to a market economy. This collection examines the role of inequality in the formation of economic elites and middle classes, as well as in the rise of poverty in transitional societies.

Based on comparative analysis of social stratification, the contributors argue that the slowly reforming economies of the CIS had particularly high. Get this from a library. Inequality and transformation of social structures in transitional economies.

[Vladimir Mikhalev; World Institute for Development Economics Research.]. Inequality and Transformation of Social Structures in Transitional Economies (FSU) has been associated with greater inequality and social stratification.

Living standards have fallen for the majority of people, unemployment and poverty are high, the distribution of assets and earnings has changed radically, and social benefits have fallen.

The transition to a market economy in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union has been associated with greater inequality and social stratification. This paper prepared within the UNU/WIDER project on "Income Distribution and Social Structure during the Transition' analyses trends in social stratification and their causes with the aim of drawing social policy conclusions.

Inequality and Social Structure During the Transition (Studies in Development Economics and Policy): Business Development Books @ ed by: "Inequality and Transformation of Social Structures in Transitional Economies," Research Pa World Institute for Development Economics Research.

Stanley Fischer & Alan Gelb, " The Process of Socialist Economic Transformation," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol.

5(4), pagesby: “Inequality and Transformation of Social Structures in Transitional Economies,” Helsinki: United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research for Action Miller, William L., Grodeland, Ase B., and Koshechikina, Tatayana by: Book Description.

This interdisciplinary study offers a comprehensive analysis of the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Providing full historical context and drawing on a wide range of literature, this book explores the continuous economic and social transformation of the post-socialist world.

In transitional economies, rising inequality is accompanied by a larger proportion of economic output occurring in the informal economy (Rosser et al., ). But even in the developed economy. Applying Minsky’s Theory of Financial Fragility to International Markets This inquiry argues that the successful completion of the transition process in the post-Soviet economies is constrained by the prevailing social structure and low levels of technological progress, both of which require institutional reforms aimed at increasing growth in national income, productivity, and the degree of.

In short, by the standards of market economies-and today's transitional economies-the economic advantages of elites in the command economies were relatively meager.2 From The only real exception to this statement is corruption, which became more pronounced in.

In transitions from state socialism, property rights are re-allocated to organizations and groups, creating new markets and new forms of economic enterprise that reshape the stratification order.

The increase in inequality in transition, as predicted by a number of theoretical models, in practice differed substantially across countries, with the size and speed of its evolution depending on the relative importance of its key determinants, viz., changes in the wage distribution, employment, entrepreneurial incomes and social safety nets.

Social structure, in sociology, the distinctive, stable arrangement of institutions whereby human beings in a society interact and live together. Social structure is often treated together with the concept of social change, which deals with the forces that change the social structure and the organization of society.

Although it is generally agreed that the term social structure refers to. Income, inequality, and poverty during the transition from planned to market economy / Branko Milanovic. — (World Bank regional and sectoral studies) Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN X 1. Income distribution—Europe, Eastern. Income distribution—Former Soviet repub-lics. Poverty—Europe, Eastern. This chapter discusses the rural transformation, a process of comprehensive societal change whereby rural societies diversify their economies and reduce their reliance on agriculture; become dependent on distant places to trade and to acquire goods, services, and ideas; move from dispersed villages to towns and small and medium cities; and become culturally more similar to large urban.

In transitional economies, the scale of economic enterprise and the allocation of property rights shape social structures and influence income distribution. In transitions from state socialism, property rights are re-allocated to organizations and groups, creating new markets and new forms of economic enterprise that reshape the stratification order.

A generation of research has estimated individual-level outcomes with income equations and mobility models, relying on broad assumptions about economic change.

structure of advanced capitalist economies in an empirically useful manner have been made by Erickson and Goldthorpe () and Wright (). Also, an impressive body of literature has emerged that relates class structure to inequality.

Wright and Perrone () estimated regression models for the United States in with annual income as. Various causal mechanisms may operate in both directions, an increasingly large informal economy causing more inequality due to falling tax revenues and weakened social safety nets, and increasing.

INCOME INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION: THE EFFECT OF MARKET VERSUS STATE IN TRANSITIONAL URBAN CHINA QiongWu, M.A. Western Michigan University, The rise ofinequality in China is one ofthe most serious social problems in the reform era in China.

Previous studies have debated the relative importance of.Equality as a Social Construction The goal of this book is to conceptualize a “radical” way of studying equality in social life: an interactionist, interpretive approach.

The book is not “radical” in the sense of espousing an explicit political position, but because it attempts to go to the “root” of equality, to understand how and.This chapter examines the nature of the unorthodox ownership and governance structures in the transitional economies of East Asia.

It begins by discussing the theoretical issues in innovative transformation and property rights reform. It describes the features and functions of local government property rights and the reassignment of property rights between state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in.