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The mortality crisis in transitional economies

Author: Giovanni Andrea Cornia; Renato Paniccià
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Studies in development economics.
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The transition to a market economy in the countries of the former Soviet bloc was accompanied by a sudden and sharp increase in mortality of some three million people over the period 1989-96. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Andrea Cornia; Renato Paniccià
ISBN: 0198297416 9780198297413
OCLC Number: 235954163
Notes: Series statement on jacket.
Description: xxiv, 452 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: PART I. THE MORTALITY CRISIS OF THE EARLY 1990S: A HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE ; 1. The transition mortality crisis: evidence, interpretation and policy responses ; 2. Mortality crises in a historical perspective: the European experience ; 3. Short-term, long-term, and hysteresis mortality models: a review ; PART II. UNDERLYING CAUSES OF THE MORTALITY CRISES ; 4. Alcohol as a cause of mortality in societies undergoing rapid transition to market economy ; 5. Transition, impoverishment and mortality: how large an impact? ; 6. Psychological and biological mechanisms behind the recent mortality crisis in Central and Eastern Europe ; PART III. INDIVIDUAL AND PUBLIC RESPONSES ; 7. Rising unemployment and coping strategies: the case of the Novosibirsk oblast in Russia ; 8. Transition, health production and medical system effectiveness ; 9. Fighting unemployment and stress: labour market policies in Central and Eastern Europe ; PART IV. EVIDENCE FROM SELECTED COUNTRY CASE STUDIES ; 10. The mortality crisis in East Germany ; 11. Population crisis and rising mortality in transitional Russia ; 12. The mortality consequences of the transition to market economy in Latvia: 1991-95 ; 13. The decline of mortality in the Czech Republic during the transition: a counterfactual case study ; 14. Economic restructuring and mortality changes in Argentina: is there any connection? ; 15. When the welfare state works: unemployment and mortality in Finland ; 16. Labour market changes and mental illness in Denmark during the 1980s ; 17. The impact of income dynamics on mortality in the USA
Series Title: Studies in development economics.
Responsibility: edited by Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Renato Paniccia.
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essential reading, not only for those interested in demographic changes in eastern Europe, but for anyone seeking better understanding of the interface between social structure and well-being and Read more...

 
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