Looking at winners, losers of independence

  • 1999-04-01
  • Rebecca Santana
TALLINN - The upheaval caused by the downfall of the Soviet Union is still affecting many families who are struggling to make ends meet in today's market economy, concluded the authors of a book that was recently published about the effects of the transition period on Estonia. The authors of the book, entitled "Estonian Families in the 1990s: Winners and Losers," analyzed the effects of the transition from a totalitarian, planned economy to a democratic, market economy on families, with some interesting results. The authors concluded that the main problems of Estonian families are not alway...
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