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The mortality crisis in transitional economies

Author: Giovanni Andrea Cornia; Renato Paniccià; United Nations University.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press : United Nations University, 2000.
Series: Studies in development economics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The former Soviet bloc countries' transition to a market economy was accompanied by a sharp increase in mortality of some three million people from 1989-96. This analysis of that upsurge aims to contribute to policies to tackle the crisis.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Andrea Cornia; Renato Paniccià; United Nations University.
ISBN: 0198297416 9780198297413
OCLC Number: 43790648
Notes: Series statement on jacket.
Description: xxiv, 456 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The transition mortality crisis: evidence, interpretation and policy responses / Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Renato Paniccià --
Mortality crises in a historical perspective: the European experience / Massimo Livi Bacci --
Short-term, long-term, and hysteresis mortality models: a review / Giovanni Andrea Cornia --
Alcohol as a cause of mortality in societies undergoing rapid transition to market economy / Jacek Moskalewicz, Bogdan Wojtyniak and Daniel Rabczenko --
Transition, impoverishment, and mortality: how large an impact? / Renato Paniccià --
Psychosocial and biological mechanisms behind the recent mortality crisis in Central and Eastern Europe / Michael Marmot and Martin Bobak --
Rising unemployment and coping strategies: the case of the Novosibirsk Oblast in Russia / Natalia Tchernina --
Transition, health production, and medical system effectiveness / Christopher Davis --
Fighting unemployment and stress: labour market policies in Central and Eastern Europe / Alena Nesporova --
The mortality crisis in East Germany / Regina T. Riphahn and Klaus F. Zimmermann --
Population crisis and rising mortality in transitional Russia / Vladimir M. Shkolnikov and Giovanni Andrea Cornia --
The mortality consequences of the transition to market economy in Latvia, 1991-1995 / Juris Krumins and Uldis Usackis --
The decline of mortality in the Czech Republic during the transition: a counterfactual case study / Jiri Blazek and Dagmar Dzúrová --
Economic restructuring and mortality changes in Argentina: is there any connection? / Felix Abdala, Rosa N. Geldstein, and Sonia M. Mychaszula --
When the welfare state works: unemployment and mortality in Finland / Markus Jäntti, Pekka Martikainen, and Tapani Valkonen --
Labour market changes and mental illness in Denmark during the 1980s / Tor Eriksson --
The impact of income dynamics on mortality in the United States / Peggy McDonough [and others].
Series Title: Studies in development economics.
Responsibility: edited by Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Renato Paniccia.
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