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April 10, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet government, risking serious social unrest, is planning to let its low, state-controlled retail prices double and even triple in the coming 18 months as part of a program of radical economic reforms, well-informed economists said Monday. The plans call for only half of the price increases to be covered through a system that ties incomes to inflation, according to an outline of the government's reform package; any additional pay apparently will depend on greater worker productivity.
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September 22, 1991 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't so long ago that central planners sent Soviet women out of the home and into the workplace. Now, the collapse of the centrally planned economy is singling women out for upheaval again, creating opportunities for the most enterprising but consigning vast numbers to unemployment as their nation's bloated state enterprises strain to grow more efficient. "The face of unemployment in the Soviet Union is a woman's face," said Igor E.
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NEWS
May 24, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet government, seeking a popular mandate to transform the country's socialist economy into one based on market forces, announced plans Wednesday for an unprecedented national referendum on sweeping reforms that it acknowledges will double or triple many consumer prices and could put tens of millions of people out of work. Yuri D.
NEWS
July 1, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rumors of a layoff had spread around the sales floors of Sverdlovsk Central Department Store for weeks. But Svetlana V. Barysheva was confident she would not be a victim. "We were warned about the staff reductions but I didn't think my job was at risk," said Barysheva, who recently lost the only job she has ever had in the store's first big layoff. "When you're accustomed to working in the same place, it really throws you."
NEWS
September 22, 1991 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't so long ago that central planners sent Soviet women out of the home and into the workplace. Now, the collapse of the centrally planned economy is singling women out for upheaval again, creating opportunities for the most enterprising but consigning vast numbers to unemployment as their nation's bloated state enterprises strain to grow more efficient. "The face of unemployment in the Soviet Union is a woman's face," said Igor E.
NEWS
January 25, 1988 | United Press International
The Soviet economy, while growing 2.5% in a year marked by stock market crashes elsewhere and uncertain oil prices, failed to meet its targeted growth rate of 4.1% in 1987, according to year-end statistics published Sunday in the Communist Party newspaper Pravda.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
Cutting bloated factory payrolls to comply with economic reform has put thousands of people out of work and the jobless rate is 27% in some areas, the Communist Party newspaper Pravda said Tuesday. It said the time had come for unemployment insurance and retraining programs like those in the West.
NEWS
July 1, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rumors of a layoff had spread around the sales floors of Sverdlovsk Central Department Store for weeks. But Svetlana V. Barysheva was confident she would not be a victim. "We were warned about the staff reductions but I didn't think my job was at risk," said Barysheva, who recently lost the only job she has ever had in the store's first big layoff. "When you're accustomed to working in the same place, it really throws you."
NEWS
May 24, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet government, seeking a popular mandate to transform the country's socialist economy into one based on market forces, announced plans Wednesday for an unprecedented national referendum on sweeping reforms that it acknowledges will double or triple many consumer prices and could put tens of millions of people out of work. Yuri D.
NEWS
April 10, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet government, risking serious social unrest, is planning to let its low, state-controlled retail prices double and even triple in the coming 18 months as part of a program of radical economic reforms, well-informed economists said Monday. The plans call for only half of the price increases to be covered through a system that ties incomes to inflation, according to an outline of the government's reform package; any additional pay apparently will depend on greater worker productivity.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
Cutting bloated factory payrolls to comply with economic reform has put thousands of people out of work and the jobless rate is 27% in some areas, the Communist Party newspaper Pravda said Tuesday. It said the time had come for unemployment insurance and retraining programs like those in the West.
NEWS
January 25, 1988 | United Press International
The Soviet economy, while growing 2.5% in a year marked by stock market crashes elsewhere and uncertain oil prices, failed to meet its targeted growth rate of 4.1% in 1987, according to year-end statistics published Sunday in the Communist Party newspaper Pravda.
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