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Targeting social assistance in a transition economy: The Mahallas in Uzbekistan

Marnie, Sheila and Micklewright, John (2005) Targeting social assistance in a transition economy: The Mahallas in Uzbekistan Social Policy and Administration, 39, (4), pp. 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 re-consider how best to target public resources on those in need. The paper investigates the workings of a new social assistance benefit in Uzbekistan, the largest of the former Soviet Central Asian republics, administered by community organisations, the Mahallas. Household survey data are used to assess the scheme’s success in targeting to the most vulnerable households, using a variety of indicators including income, durable goods ownership, agricultural assets, employment status, and anthropometric status of children.

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Published date: 1 August 2005
Keywords: targeting, social assistance, Uzbekistan


Local EPrints ID: 15392
ISSN: 0144-5596
PURE UUID: ab7c3ce6-6754-41ed-80b1-c8f4b3c19bf4

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Date deposited: 08 Apr 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:49

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