Report highlights dark side of transition

  • 1999-08-26
  • Philip Birzulis
RIGA - When changes started sweeping communist countries 10 years ago, no one thought adjusting to market capitalism would be easy. However, a new report indicates that the human costs of the changes have far exceeded expectations.The Human Development Report for Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS - 1999 is a compendium of similar documents produced by the United Nations Development Program about individual countries in the region. In a nutshell, it presents evidence that life has become a whole lot worse for a great many people since the collapse of communist regimes.Falling birth rate...
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