The Mortality Crisis in Transitional Economies

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This book is the first comprehensive assessment of the mortality crisis in transitional economies. Contributions by demographers, economists, sociologists, epidemiologists, and health experts provide a rigorous analysis of the upsurge in mortality rates, with the aim of contributing to the launch of vigorous policies to tackle the crisis.
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University of Florence

Institute for Economic Planning, Florence

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Table of 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, Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Renato Paniccià
2. Mortality crises in a historical perspective: the European experience, Massimo Livi Bacci
3. Short-term, long-term, and hysteresis mortality models: a review, Giovanni Andrea Cornia
Part II. Underlying Causes of the Mortality Crises
4. Alcohol as a cause of mortality in societies undergoing rapid transition to market economy, Jacek Moskalewicz, Bogdan Wojtyniak, and Daniel Rabczenko
5. Transition, impoverishment and mortality: how large an impact?, Renato Paniccià
6. Psychological and biological mechanisms behind the recent mortality crisis in Central and Eastern Europe, Michael Marmot and Martin Bobak
Part III. Individual and Public Responses
7. Rising unemployment and coping strategies: the case of the Novosibirsk oblast in Russia, Natalia Tchernina
8. Transition, health production and medical system effectiveness, Christopher Davis
9. Fighting unemployment and stress: labour market policies in Central and Eastern Europe, Alena Nesporova
Part IV. Evidence from Selected Country Case Studies
10. The mortality crisis in East Germany, Regina T. Riphahn and Klaus F. Zimmermann
11. Population crisis and rising mortality in transitional Russia, Vladimir M. Shkolnikov and Giovanni Andrea Cornia
12. The mortality consequences of the transition to market economy in Latvia: 1991-95, Juris Krumins and Uldis Usackis
13. The decline of mortality in the Czech Republic during the transition: a counterfactual case study, Jiri Blazek and Dagmar Dzurova
14. Economic restructuring and mortality changes in Argentina: is there any connection?, Felix Abdala, Rosa N. Geldstein, and Sonia M. Mychaszula
15. When the welfare state works: unemployment and mortality in Finland, Markus Jäntti, Pekka Martikainen, and Tapani Valkonen
16. Labour market changes and mental illness in Denmark during the 1980s, Tor Eriksson
17. The impact of income dynamics on mortality in the USA, Peggy McDonough, Greg J. Duncan, David B. Williams, and James S. House

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