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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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  • Karen Macours & Johan Swinnen, 2006. "Rural Poverty in Transition Countries," LICOS Discussion Papers 16906, LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven.
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    1. Čikić Jovana & Petrović Marica, 2015. "Rural Families and Households in Post-Socialist Transition: Serbian Experience," Eastern European Countryside, Sciendo, vol. 21(1), pages 35-62, December.
    2. Meyer, Wiebke & Mollers, Judith & Buchenrieder, Gertrud, 2008. "Patterns and Determinants of International Migration in Northern Albania," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44406, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Macours, Karen & Swinnen, Johan F.M., 2008. "Rural-Urban Poverty Differences in Transition Countries," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(11), pages 2170-2187, November.
    4. Heidelbach, Olaf, 2007. "Efficiency of selected risk management instruments: An empirical analysis of risk reduction in Kazakhstani crop production," Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Transition Economies, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), volume 40, number 92323.

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