Targeting social assistance in a transition economy: the Mahallas in Uzbekistan
Micklewright, John and Marnie, Sheila (2005) Targeting social assistance in a transition economy: the Mahallas in Uzbekistan. Social Policy and Administration, 39, (4), 431-447. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9515.2005.00448.x).
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Falling output and living standards have pushed countries in transition from the socialist system to reconsider how best to target public resources on those in need. This paper investigates the workings of a new social assistance benefit in Uzbekistan, the largest of the former Soviet Central Asian republics, administered by community organizations, the Mahallas. Household survey data are used to assess the scheme's success in targeting on the most vulnerable households, using a variety of indicators including income, durable goods ownership, agricultural assets, employment status, and anthropometric status of children.
|Additional Information:||Also published in 2005 by Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, Southampton, UK, 27pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, A05/04).|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:29|
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