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Soviet inequality on the rise,productivity off, emigres say

Preliminary results released Monday of a survey of nearly 3,000 former Soviet citizens indicate that economic inequality is on the rise in the Soviet Union while worker productivity is decreasing, the director of the project says. James Miller, a University of Illinois professor, said the survey provides new insight into life inside the Soviet Union.

The $7.5 million Soviet Interview Project, funded by the government, examined politics, work, and daily life in the Soviet Union through the eyes of 2,800 recent emigres.

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