Displacement by Technological Progress in the USSR (Social and Educational Problems and their Treatment)

  • Anna-Jutta Pietsch
  • Heinrich Vogel


The labour force of industrialized nations is subject to a constant process of restructuring. This is true for Western industrialized societies as well as for the Soviet Union. The origins of this process are to be found in two interrelated developments:
  1. (1)

    Technological progress leads to an increase in labour productivity. This means that the same quantity of goods is produced with fewer workers because the output capacity of capital equipment is increased, or certain jobs are no longer needed due to mechanization and automation.

  2. (2)

    The increasing national product brought about mostly by rising labour productivity is, as a rule, not used in the same way as the national product generated in the past. As individual and collective prosperity of the nation increases, the structure of demand for goods and services changes likewise.



Labour Force Technical Change Technological Progress Labour Shortage Displacement Process 
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  • Heinrich Vogel

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