Social Costs of Transformation to a Market Economy in Post-Socialist Countries

The Cases of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary

  • JanĀ Adam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Performance of the Transforming Economies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Jan Adam
      Pages 68-84
  4. The Social Costs of Transformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-86
    2. Jan Adam
      Pages 87-103
    3. Jan Adam
      Pages 104-125
    4. Jan Adam
      Pages 126-154
    5. Jan Adam
      Pages 155-170
    6. Jan Adam
      Pages 171-181
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 182-212

About this book


This book deals primarily with social costs of transformation to a market economy in Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. The transformation provisions have negatively affected the well-being of the population. They brought about unemployment, a phenomenon which did not exist in the previous, communist system, increased income inequities, reduced social programmes and expanded poverty. All these phenomena are examined in this book. In addition, the book discusses the strategy of transformation, privatisation and the economic performance of the three countries.


communism economy employment Hungary performance population Poverty privatisation social policy strategy transformation transition unemployment well-being

Authors and affiliations

  • JanĀ Adam
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CalgaryAlbertaCanada

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