Determinants of Poverty During Transition: Household Survey Evidence from Ukraine

35 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2008  

Tilman Brück

IGZ - Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops; ISDC - International Security and Development Center; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Alexander M. Danzer

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Alexander Muravyev

Saint Petersburg Branch National Research University Higher School of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Natalia Weifphaar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Date Written: September 9, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: poverty, transition, survey, Ukraine

JEL Classification: P20, I32, J20, O15

Suggested Citation

Brück, Tilman and Danzer, Alexander M. and Muravyev, Alexander and Weifphaar, Natalia, Determinants of Poverty During Transition: Household Survey Evidence from Ukraine (September 9, 2008). Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper No. 23. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1265533 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1265533

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Alexander M. Danzer

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Alexander Muravyev

Saint Petersburg Branch National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

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Natalia Weifphaar

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