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Unemployment in Capitalist, Communist and Post-Communist Economies : St Antony's - J. L. Porket

Unemployment in Capitalist, Communist and Post-Communist Economies

St Antony's

Hardcover Published: 3rd April 1995
ISBN: 9780333612187
Number Of Pages: 230

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In this work, the author asserts that no modern economy can escape open unemployment as long as free labour and a free labour market exist. He argues that in any modern economy there remains a tension between economic individualism and economic collectivism, but market forces cannot forever be denied. While Part 1 examines open and hidden unemployment in capitalist market economies and socialist command economies prior to 1989, Part 2 concentrates on the issue of unemployment in post-communist economies between 1989 and the end of 1993. Finally, Part 3 summarizes, re-examines, and expands on those selected dimensions of the issue of unemployment that are deemed currently to be relevant to both Western and post-communist economies. Although the book is primarily about unemployment, open as well as hidden, it is also about economic systems and their transformation and, hence, about the role of the visible hand (the state) in the economy.

List of Tables and Figures - Introduction - PART 1: UNEMPLOYMENT IN CAPITALIST AND COMMUNIST ECONOMIES - Theories of Open Unemployment - Measurement and Rates of Open Unemployment - Differences in Open Unemployment - Open Unemployment Under Command Socialism - Hidden Unemployment - Economic Reforms Under Command Socialism - Relative Economic Performance - Unemployment in Yugoslavia and China - PART 2: UNEMPLOYMENT IN POST-COMMUNIST ECONOMIES - The Collapse of Communism - Unemployment Compensation - Registered Unemployment - Eastern Germany - Soviet Union and Russia - Open Unemployment and the Population - PART 3: SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS, PROSPECTS - Economic Systems and Unemployment - Participation in Economic Activity - Causes of Open Unemployment - Outlook - Notes - Select Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780333612187
ISBN-10: 0333612183
Series: St Antony's
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 3rd April 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 2