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Economic vulnerability and poverty in Tajikistan

Jha, Raghbendra; Dang, Ngoc; Tashrifov, Yusuf

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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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50018
Source: Economic Change and Restructuring
DOI: 10.1007/s10644-009-9079-3

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