Inequality and poverty in the CIS-7, 1989-2002

Falkingham, Jane (2003) Inequality and poverty in the CIS-7, 1989-2002. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 53pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, A03/02).


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This paper examines the impact of a decade of transition on the living standards of people living in seven of the poorest Republics of the former Soviet Union – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan (known as the CIS-7). Data are drawn from a wide variety of sources, providing a comprehensive overview of household and individual welfare within the region. The picture painted is a bleak one, with rising income inequality, high levels of material poverty, and deterioration in health status and in access to health and education services. However, there are now the green shoots of economic recovery. Since 2000 all countries have experienced positive economic growth. The challenge for policy makers is to ensure that the benefits of this growth are shared equally amongst the population and that human capabilities are protected and strengthened.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
ePrint ID: 8137
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Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:11

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