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Identifying Vulnerable Groups in the Kyrgyz Labour Market: Some Implications for the National Poverty Reduction Strategy

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  • Sabine Bernabe
  • Alexandre Kolev
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    This paper investigates the overlap between employment status and poverty, drawing particular attention to the working poor and precarious workers, and to the existence of multiple labor-related risks faced by specific groups. This analysis is undertaken using the Kyrgyz Poverty Monitoring Survey, which is the only survey to date that allows a comprehensive analysis of poverty and labor market outcomes in the Kyrgyz Republic. The period under investigation covers the years 1997-1998, for which data are available. A key finding of this analysis is the extreme vulnerability of low-educated people and women in Kyrgyzstan, who cumulated a high risk of being unemployed, of remaining longer in unemployment, of being discouraged, and if employed, of being low-paid or working in precarious jobs.

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    Paper provided by Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE in its series CASE Papers with number case71.

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    Date of creation: Jun 2003
    Handle: RePEc:cep:sticas:case71
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    1. World Bank, 2001. "Kyrgyz Republic : Poverty in the 1990s in the Kyrgyz Republic," World Bank Other Operational Studies 15496, The World Bank.
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