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The Economic Position of the Economic Elite in Serbia
The Economic Position of the Economic Elite in Serbia

Author(s): Željka Manić, Anđelka Ž. Mirkov
Subject(s): Social development, Social differentiation, Economic development, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Post-Communist Transformation, Sociology of Politics, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: De Gruyter Oldenbourg

Summary/Abstract: The authors analyse the economic position of the economic elite in Serbia from the end of socialism to the stabilisation of capitalism, with the aim of determining whether this social group experienced significant differences in their economic position during that period. The starting hypothesis is about the structural consolidation of the capitalist class and the strengthening of their privileged economic position during the stabilisation of the capitalist order. The analysis is based on surveys conducted on a subsample of the economic elites in Serbia taken from the years 1989, 2003, and 2012; as well as on a representative sample of the population of Serbia as it was in 2012. Indicators in the three basic dimensions—income, property, and consumption—and their composite index of economic position show that the economically powerful group significantly improved their economic position between 1989 and 2012.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 549-569
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English