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Clasa mijlocie în fostele ţări socialiste
Middle Class in Former Socialist Countries

Author(s): Ioan Mărginean
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Institutul de Marketing si Sondaje - IMAS SA
Keywords: middle class in the post-communist societies;

Summary/Abstract: The existence of middle class in the post-communist societies is determined by a group of processes of economic, occupational and social nature. All these factors are leading toward the construction of a social structure characterized by specific models of social stratification. The pattern of middle class in former socialist countries is set bt two elements: one, a general element of the modern society linked by the profesionalization of work; second-the nature of changes in the ownership right rules, the adaptation of the market economy and the development of entrepreneurship. Definition of middle class, arguments for existence, structure and perspectives.

  • Issue Year: 2000
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 3-7
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Romanian