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Eastern Europe / Economy / Women #141050

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 06, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings of United Nations survey on the economies of Eastern Europe reported.

(Lodz, Poland: Jerry King) The impact of the political and economic turmoil in the former Communist East bloc on women examined; scenes shown. [In Lodz, Poland, widow Beata NIRATKA - (thru translator) wonders how she will live after her unemployment benefits run out.] [WOMAN - comments.] Communist glorification of women in the workplace recalled; scenes shown from Bulgarian government film. Lowering of birth rates and rise of abortion following the fall of Communism cited. [German woman Diana WEISE - (thru translator) comments.] [Dr. Wolfgang WEISE - (thru translator) says more women seek sterilization.] [WOMAN - (thru translator) explains her economic reasons for getting sterilized.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
King, Jerry
Duration:
00:03:10

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