Accession Number : AD0603839

Title :   PRODUCTIVITY AND WELFARE IN SOVIET AGRICULTURE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kershaw,Joseph A.

Report Date : 04 NOV 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : An examination is made of two theses included in Naum JHasny's volume on Soviet agriculture. The theses are: (1) labor productivity on the farm, in the period 1928 to 1938, increased but slightly on a man-year basis and probably not at all on a man-hour basis; and (2) the welfare of both farm and urban dwellers is no higher at the end than at the beginning of the same period. These developments are used as part of the proof that the socialization of agriculture has not been successful. The ten or eleven years following the beginning of the first Five Year Plan are concentrated upon since it was in these years that the basic economic policies were formulated and carried through.

Descriptors :   (*AGRICULTURE, ECONOMICS), USSR, LABOR, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, POLITICAL SCIENCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE