Economic vulnerability and poverty in Tajikistan

Raghbendra Jha, Ngoc Dang, Yusuf Tashrifov

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    Abstract

    We examine the profile of poverty and vulnerability in Tajikistan using household level panel data for 2004 and 2005. The drop in poverty was largely due to increase in remittances from workers working overseas. Households are more likely to be poor if they live in (a) rural areas, (b) large households, (c) households with a large proportion of children; or are pensioners or live in a household whose head is a pensioner. One half of the households observed to be non-poor are vulnerable to poverty. With expected utility approach, our analysis suggests that vulnerability associated with inequality is very large, whereas that from idiosyncratic risk is moderate. Aggregate shocks have been favorable and reduced vulnerability. We advance several policy recommendations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)18
    JournalEconomic Change and Restructuring
    Volume10644 online
    Issue number21 September 2009
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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