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Demographic Impact of Sudden Impoverishment: Eastern Europe during the 1989-94 transition

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  • Giovanni Andrea Cornia
  • Renato Paniccià

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An alarming drop in population numbers has been observed in many of the transitional countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Bloc since the collapse of communism in the region. This paper documents the extent and causes of the crisis. The author finds wanting the currently fashionable explanation - that the observed trends are merely apparent; a phantom risen from the wreckage of the communist propaganda machine. But neither can traditional demographic modelling techniques adequately interpret the dramatic changes being felt in the region. The message is clear. These issues are due a revised approach, for only through a better understanding of the problem can the right solutions be found.

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  • Giovanni Andrea Cornia & Renato Paniccià, 1995. "Demographic Impact of Sudden Impoverishment: Eastern Europe during the 1989-94 transition," Papers iopeps95/17, Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series.
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    Keywords

    demography; economic transition; mortality rate; poverty;

    JEL classification:

    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • P27 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Performance and Prospects

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