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Rural-Urban Poverty Differences in Transition Countries

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  • Macours, Karen
  • Swinnen, Johan F.M.

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Summary 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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  • Macours, Karen & Swinnen, Johan F.M., 2008. "Rural-Urban Poverty Differences in Transition Countries," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(11), pages 2170-2187, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:36:y:2008:i:11:p:2170-2187
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