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The demographic component in Albanian food and economic crisis of 1980s

Erebara, Gjergj LU (2011) EKHR11 20111
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Abstract: Albania during Communism 1945-1990, had a combination of optimistic policies in population growth and scarce availability of agricultural land. The fertility rate was the highest in Europe and the government believed that fast population growth was good. In the mean time, the government decided to follow self-reliance policy and attempted to eliminate food imports by imposing harsh measures on population consumption. Albania experienced shortages of basic foodstuffs in the last decade of the Communism and had to rely on international food aid after the Collapse of the system of Planned Economy in 1992.
This paper shows that fast population growth was an important factor in the food and economic crisis of 1980s.
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author
Erebara, Gjergj LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR11 20111
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Albania, communism, demographic crisis
language
English
id
1976170
date added to LUP
2011-07-07 10:53:22
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2011-07-07 10:53:22
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  abstract     = {Abstract: Albania during Communism 1945-1990, had a combination of optimistic policies in population growth and scarce availability of agricultural land. The fertility rate was the highest in Europe and the government believed that fast population growth was good. In the mean time, the government decided to follow self-reliance policy and attempted to eliminate food imports by imposing harsh measures on population consumption. Albania experienced shortages of basic foodstuffs in the last decade of the Communism and had to rely on international food aid after the Collapse of the system of Planned Economy in 1992.
This paper shows that fast population growth was an important factor in the food and economic crisis of 1980s.},
  author       = {Erebara, Gjergj},
  keyword      = {Albania,communism,demographic crisis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The demographic component in Albanian food and economic crisis of 1980s},
  year         = {2011},
}