Growing economic and social disparities in Cuba
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Growing economic and social disparities in Cuba impact and recommendations for change by Carmelo Mesa-Lago

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Published by The Institute in Coral Gables, Fla .
Written in English



  • Cuba,
  • Cuba.


  • Income distribution -- Cuba.,
  • Cuba -- Economic conditions -- 1990-

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-47).

Statementprepared for the Cuba Transition Project (CTP), Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami, by Carmelo Mesa-Lago.
ContributionsUniversity of Miami. Cuba Transition Project.
LC ClassificationsHC152.5.Z9 I515 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 48 p. ;
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3730770M
ISBN 100970491638
LC Control Number2003385336

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