Poverty During Transition: Household Survey Evidence from Ukraine

Posted: 10 Aug 2012

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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 (LMU) - 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 Weisshaar

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

The paper analyzes the incidence, the severity and the correlates of household poverty in Ukraine during transition using two comparable surveys from 1996 and 2004. We measure poverty using income and consumption and various poverty lines. Poverty estimates are higher than previously reported if controlling for transition-related labor market shocks. Poverty in both periods follows some of the correlates commonly identified in the literature, including greater poverty among households with children and with less education. We also identify specific features of poverty in the earlier phase of transition, including the relatively low importance of unemployment and the existence of poverty even among households with employment.

Keywords: Poverty, Income, Consumption, Transition, Ukraine

JEL Classification: P20, I32, J20, O15

Suggested Citation

Brück, Tilman and Danzer, Alexander M. and Muravyev, Alexander and Weisshaar, Natalia, Poverty During Transition: Household Survey Evidence from Ukraine (2011). Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2127720

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Natalia Weisshaar

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