Rural Poverty in Transition Countries

LICOS Discussion Paper No. 169/2006

46 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2006

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Karen Macours

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Johan F. M. Swinnen

KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS); European Commission, DG II

Date Written: February 18, 2006

Abstract

This paper uses new poverty data based on household level surveys to analyze changes in rural poverty and rural-urban poverty differences in 23 transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. The paper presents a series of hypotheses to explain differences across countries and changes over time.

Keywords: Rural poverty, Transition, Eastern Europe, Former Soviet Union

Suggested Citation

Macours, Karen and Swinnen, Johan F.M., Rural Poverty in Transition Countries (February 18, 2006). LICOS Discussion Paper No. 169/2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=947433 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.947433

Karen Macours (Contact Author)

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Johan F.M. Swinnen

KU Leuven - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS) ( email )

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Belgium

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