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Author Mesa-Lago, Carmelo
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Cuban Revolution ♦ Economic Social Balance ♦ Half Century ♦ Social Service ♦ Historical Point ♦ Social Situation ♦ Cuban Economic-social Performance ♦ Many Journalistic Article ♦ Academic One ♦ Standardized Statistical Table ♦ Economic Policy ♦ Serious Methodological Problem ♦ Cuban Indicator ♦ External Economy ♦ Latin America
Abstract Many journalistic articles and a few academic ones have been published on the occasion of the half century of the Cuban revolution comparing that nation’s economic and social situation in 1958 and 2008. Such exercise is complicated by serious methodological problems that have not been properly analyzed. This essay summarizes the swings of economic policy in the last 50 years; explains the difficulties in comparing indicators at the two historical points and introduces some techniques to cope with them; evaluates with standardized statistical tables the progress, stagnation or reversal in the domestic and external economy as well as in social services; ranks Cuban indicators within Latin America in 1958 and 2008; and summarizes the balance in Cuban economic-social performance.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study