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Poverty and Social Assistance in Transition Countries

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Declining incomes and growing income inequality have led to a rise in poverty in the transition economies of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This study examines poverty and social assistance in six countries - Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Russia, and Kyrgyz Republic - to compare the poverty profiles and the correlates of poverty between the two regions. The study finds that the profile of poverty is more sharply defined in Eastern Europe than in the former Soviet Union, where poverty is more widespread. This holds the potential for better targeting of social assistance in Eastern Europe, and the study proposes a novel two-step approach to identify the poor.

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Jeanine Braithwaite is Economist in the Europe and Central Asia Department.

Christiaan Grootaert is Senior Economist in the Social Development Department.

Branko Milanovic is Principal Economist in the Development Economics Research Group; all are at the World Bank.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • The Transition Economies in the Study: How Similar and Different They Are

    Pages 1-16

    Milanovic, Branko

  • The Determinants of Poverty in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

    Pages 17-98

    Grootaert, Christiaan (et al.)

  • The Role of Social Assistance in Addressing Poverty

    Pages 99-156

    Milanovic, Branko

  • Policy Recommendations and General Conclusions

    Pages 157-170

    Braithwaite, Jeanine (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poverty and Social Assistance in Transition Countries
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-04753-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-04753-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22436-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 188
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