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Forced Labor Under the Gulag Regime (1918–1990)

  • Nicholas W. BalabkinsEmail author
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Part of the The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences book series (EHES, volume 14)

Abstract

The concept of forced labor has historical, political, economic, ideological, and sociological dimensions. The relationships among them are circular, not linear. Political and ideological forces impact economic institutions and human behavior, and economic forces in turn influence politics. Economists have for a long time shown little interest in forced labor.

Keywords

Consumer Good Rent Control Soviet Economy Soviet System Labor Camp 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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