Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148523
Authors: 
Cornia, Giovanni Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 298
Abstract: 
Large and sudden economic and political changes, even if potentially positive, often entail enormous social and health costs. Such transitory costs are generally underestimated or neglected by incumbent governments. The mortality crisis experienced by the former communist countries of Europe—which caused ten million excess deaths from 1990 to 2000—is a good example of how the transition from a low to a high socio-economic level can generate huge social costs if it is not actively, effectively, and equitably managed from a public policy perspective.
Subjects: 
transition
mortality
psychosocial stress
social policies
alcohol consumption
eastern Europe
JEL: 
I14
I18
D6
J64
P3
Z22
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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