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THE HIDDEN INEQUALITY IN SOCIALISM

David Henderson, Robert McNab () and Tamas Rozsas
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David Henderson: Naval Postgraduate School

Development and Comp Systems from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: In the same time period over which the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia became freer, measured inequality of income for those countries increased. Researchers linked the increase to the egalitarian values of socialism and to the process of economic and political liberalization. We question that link, because we question whether socialism was egalitarian. The inequalities in socialism were hidden but, nevertheless, were real.

Keywords: Transition; Inequality; Socialism; Measurement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O P (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2004-11-05
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 32
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