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Household Survey Data for Research on Well-Being and Behavior in Central Asia

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  • Brück, Tilman

    ()
    (SIPRI)

  • Esenaliev, Damir

    ()
    (SIPRI)

  • Kroeger, Antje

    ()
    (German Institute for Development Evaluation)

  • Kudebayeva, Alma

    ()
    (KIMEP)

  • Mirkasimov, Bakhrom

    ()
    (DIW Berlin)

  • Steiner, Susan

    ()
    (Leibniz University of Hannover)

Abstract

This paper summarizes the micro‐level survey evidence from Central Asia generated and analyzed between 1991 and 2012. We provide an exhaustive overview over all accessible individual and household‐level surveys undertaken in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan ‐ and of all English‐language academic papers published using these datasets. We argue that Central Asia is a fascinating region for the study of comparative economics given its dual experience of transition and development. However, the region is also understudied, in part due to lack of data, and especially due to a lack of panel data. We identify knowledge gaps caused from this lack of longitudinal surveys and suggest worthwhile areas for future research. Finally, we also present the new and novel individual‐level panel dataset called "Life in Kyrgyzstan".

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7055.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2012
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp7055

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  1. Brück, Tilman & Esenaliev, Damir, 2013. "Post-Socialist Transition and the Intergenerational Transmission of Education in Kyrgyzstan," IZA Discussion Papers 7318, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Lehmann, Hartmut & Muravyev, Alexander & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2012. "The Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey: Towards a Better Understanding of Labor Markets in Transition," IZA Discussion Papers 7090, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Chakraborty, Tanika & Mirkasimov, Bakhrom & Steiner, Susan, 2013. "Transfer Behaviour in Migrant Sending Communities," IZA Discussion Papers 7406, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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