Poverty in Transition and Transition in Poverty: Recent Developments in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Russia, and Mongolia

Poverty in Transition and Transition in Poverty: Recent Developments in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Russia, and Mongolia

by Yogesh Atal
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571811915

ISBN-13: 9781571811912

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

Poverty is an issue facing countries around the globe, yet it is a multi-dimensional phenomenon caused by a variety of factors, differing from context with no linear chain of cause and effect. The occurrence and persistence of poverty is influenced by an interrelated web of economic, social, psychological, cultural, and political factors.

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Poverty is an issue facing countries around the globe, yet it is a multi-dimensional phenomenon caused by a variety of factors, differing from context with no linear chain of cause and effect. The occurrence and persistence of poverty is influenced by an interrelated web of economic, social, psychological, cultural, and political factors.

Focusing on countries-in-transition belonging to the former Soviet bloc where the existence of poverty was officially denied until the collapse of the Soviet Union, this volume examines the ways in which each country is dealing with its newly acknowledged and rapidly increasing poverty. The transition from socialism to democracy and market economies has proved more difficult and costly than anyone imagined. Scholars from the six countries examined here profile and evaluate current social policies and programs on poverty eradication and provide a comparative perspective that ensures that culturally specific solutions can be found in place of borrowed solutions from abroad - solutions which have thus far ignored the cultural factor and have thus failed to deliver.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571811912
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
260
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. 1Recent Trends in Poverty in Hungary32
Ch. 2Emerging Poverty in Bulgaria77
Ch. 3Poverty in Romania102
Ch. 4Toward Poverty Eradication in Georgia130
Ch. 5The Russian Case: Social Policy Concerns177
Ch. 6Mongolia: In the Grip of Poverty223

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