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Rural Poverty in Transition Countries

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  • Karen Macours
  • Johan Swinnen

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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.

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Paper provided by LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven in its series LICOS Discussion Papers with number 16906.

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Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:lic:licosd:16906

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Keywords: rural poverty; transition; Eastern Europe; Former Soviet Union;

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