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“Working for yourself?” Small farmers in post-socialist Ukraine

Abstract : This article uses a Ukrainian case study to explore the social and economic conditions that might facilitate young working class men’s conversion to independent farm work. The growing attraction of “self-employment” does not stem from some kind of entrepreneurial spirit liberated by post-socialist land reforms but instead reflects a deterioration in wage-earners’ working conditions since the 2008 financial crisis. It also hides a new dependency on market pricing and minor non-agricultural resources – all of which weakens people’s sense of autonomy. Note lastly
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Submitted on : Monday, May 3, 2021 - 5:41:34 PM
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Pierre Deffontaines. “Working for yourself?” Small farmers in post-socialist Ukraine. Nouvelle Revue du travail, Nouvelle revue du travail, 2021, ⟨10.4000/nrt.8340⟩. ⟨hal-03216127⟩

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