Determinants of Poverty During Transition: Household Survey Evidence from Ukraine
ISDC - International Security and Development Center; Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Alexander M. Danzer
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Saint Petersburg Branch National Research University Higher School of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
affiliation not provided to SSRN
September 9, 2008
Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper No. 23
The paper analyses the incidence, the severity and the determinants of household poverty in Ukraine during transition using two comparable surveys from 1996 and 2004. We measure poverty using income and consumption and contrast the effects of various poverty lines. Poverty in both periods follows some of the determinants commonly identified in the literature, including greater poverty among households with children and with less education. We also identify specific features of poverty in transition, including the relatively low importance of unemployment and the existence of poverty even among households with employment. Poverty determinants change over time in line with the experience of transition and restructuring.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 35
Keywords: poverty, transition, survey, Ukraine
JEL Classification: P20, I32, J20, O15
Date posted: September 29, 2008
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