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Population Ageing in Central and Eastern Europe as an Outcome of the Socio-economic Transition to Capitalism.

Category: EAST- Eastern-European Ageing Societies in Transition Publications by members of the Institute's Regional Networks


The aim of this article is to find an explanation for the extraordinarily rapid demographic change in
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) during the 1990s. It will be argued that population ageing in CEE is an
unintended side effect of the socio-economic transition from ‘communist’ to ‘capitalist’ societies.

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