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On the Yugoslav Experience in Backward Areas

  • K. Mihailović
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Part of the International Economic Association Conference Volumes, Numbers 1–50 book series (IEA)

Abstract

Yugoslavia is a country with a dual structure, a multinational structure of her population, a federal system with socialism on a self-management basis and an institutional system which is experiencing deep changes. Intricate conditions had to leave visible traces upon the whole treatment of the development of backward regions. This paper is an attempt to strike at the root of this development, to find out where the bases of some of its sufficiently evident characteristics are to be found. Some of these are: strong evidence of backward areas; contradiction between desires and possibilities; different emphasis placed on distribution and the concept of development; the insufficient conformity between sectoral and territorial structure.

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Capita Income Develop Region Ferrous Metallurgy Fixed Capital Socialist Republic 
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  1. Yugoslavia is a country with a dual structure, a multinational structure of her population, a federal system with socialism on a self-management basis and an institutional system which is experiencing deep changes. Intricate conditions had to leave visible traces upon the whole treatment of the development of backward regions. This paper is an attempt to strike at the root of this development, to find out where the bases of some of its sufficiently evident characteristics are to be found. Some of these are: strong evidence of backward areas; contradiction between desires and possibilities; different emphasis placed on distribution and the concept of development; the insufficient conformity between sectoral and territorial structure.Google Scholar
  2. Of 8 political and territorial units, there are 4 which are being treated as backward areas: the Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia and the Autonomous Region of Kosmet. Developed regions used to treat some sub-regions as underdeveloped, either with their own funds or with the assistance of the Federation.Google Scholar
  3. All income calculations in this paper refer to the period 1947–64 in constant prices of 1960. Throughout 1965 the parity of prices was changed. Series at new prices do not yet exist.Google Scholar
  4. The Basic Law on the Financing of Social and Political Communities of July 1964 (Art 38) provides that the Federation is to guarantee additional resources to any republic whose own per capita revenue is below the per capita revenue in the republic whose revenue equals the Yugoslav average or is closest to it.Google Scholar
  5. Unfortunately, the possibilities of statistical analysis are limited by the fact that the figures for fixed capital funds in the Republic of Serbia have not been divided between Kosmet, Inner Serbia and Vojvodina. Those given are, however, sufficiently good to indicate the general trends.Google Scholar
  6. Data refer to cumulative gross investments for the period 1947–64 in constant prices.Google Scholar

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© International Economic Association 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Mihailović
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  1. 1.University of BelgradeSerbia

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