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Armut in Georgien


  • Gabidsaschwili, B.
  • Gelaschwili, Simon


Poverty is currently wide spread in Georgia. This paper is dedicated to an analysis of the causes, the extent and the intensity of poverty in Georgia. With a strong focus on the period after Shevardnadze’s presidency, the paper shows how poverty has grown in the past 15 years. In spite of a rising per capita income, the variance within the distribution of income is also increasing. The widening gap between high and low incomes represents a danger for the Georgian society and is associated with high unemployment rates, a lack of education for entire societal strata and rising criminality. In addition, high inflation rates affect mainly low income groups. Apparently, the Rose Revolution of 2003 did not lead to an attenuation of poverty but rather intensified it.

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  • Gabidsaschwili, B. & Gelaschwili, Simon, 2007. "Armut in Georgien," Finanzwissenschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge : Special series. G, Arbeitspapiere des Deutsch-Georgischen Arbeitskreises für Finanz- und Sozialpolitik G-7, Universität Potsdam, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät.
  • Handle: RePEc:pot:fiwidg:07

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    poverty in Georgia ; living standards ; income distribution ; Gini-coefficient ; prices ; inflation;

    JEL classification:

    • P37 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Legal
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • H60 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - General
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General

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