Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Economics Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The attitudinal legacy of communist labor relations
Author(s): Blanchflower, David
Freeman, Richard
Contact Email:
Keywords: Communism
Labor Relations
Eastern Europe
Economic Change
Income Inequality
Labor Relations
Postcommunist Societies
Public Opinion
Issue Date: Apr-1997
Date Deposited: 12-Dec-2012
Citation: Blanchflower D & Freeman R (1997) The attitudinal legacy of communist labor relations. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 50 (3), pp. 438-459.
Abstract: This study of workers' attitudes compares data from International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) surveys for former communist countries in Europe with ISSP data for Western countries over the period 1987-93, which covers the beginning of the transition to a market economy for the former communist countries. Consistent with their hypothesis that communist-run economies left an attitudinal "legacy," the authors find that the citizens of former communist countries evinced a greater desire for egalitarianism, less satisfaction with their jobs, and more support for strong trade unions and state intervention in the job market and economy than did Westerners. Over the course of the period studied, however, residents of the former communist European countries perceived sizable increases in occupational earnings differenltals, and they adjusted their views of the differentials that "ought to" exist in their economies in the direction of greater inequality.
DOI Link: 10.2307/2525184
Rights: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 50, No. 3 (April 1997). © Cornell University

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Blanchflower_1997_The_attitudinal_legacy_of_communist_labor_relations.pdfFulltext - Published Version6.44 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.