• J. Wilczynski


The neglect of agriculture in relation to other branches of the economy (except trade) in the Comecon countries in the past was largely a consequence of the priority given to industrialization. Agriculture suffered from relatively low proportions of investment allocations (see Table 26, p. 173), from large-scale shifts of the work-force mostly involving the younger and more resourceful groups (see Table 2, p. 27), a depressed level of earnings, poor amenities in rural areas and the generally low social prestige attached to agriculture.


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  • J. Wilczynski
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  1. 1.Central School of Planning and StatisticsWarsawPoland
  2. 2.R.M.C.University of New South WalesDuntroonAustralia

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