© 1997

Household Welfare in Central Asia

  • Jane Falkingham
  • Jeni Klugman
  • Sheila Marnie
  • John Micklewright

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Household Welfare in Central Asia: An Introduction to the Issues

    1. Jane Falkingham, Jeni Klugman, Sheila Marnie, John Micklewright
      Pages 1-18
  3. Methodological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Jane Falkingham, John Micklewright
      Pages 42-60
  4. Quantifying Living Standards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Robert Ackland, Jane Falkingham
      Pages 81-99
    3. Aline Coudouel, Sheila Marnie, John Micklewright, Galina Shcherbakova
      Pages 100-117
    4. Jeni Klugman, Kinnon Scott
      Pages 118-140
    5. Suraiya Ismail, Hereward Hill
      Pages 141-160
  5. Policies and Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Jane Falkingham
      Pages 163-182
    3. Jeni Klugman, Sheila Marnie, John Micklewright, Philip O’Keefe
      Pages 183-201
    4. Aline Coudouel, Alastair McAuley, John Micklewright
      Pages 202-220
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-259

About this book


The Central Asian republics represent the poorest area of the former Soviet Union and this book contains the first rigorous analysis of household living standards in the region. Part I deals with methodological issues of measuring household welfare in transition, Part II quantifies living standards in various ways, and Part III looks at support given by the state, firms, other households and NGOs - the 'mixed economy' of welfare provision. The book is characterised by analysis of newly available survey data.


Asia Central Asia economy Import labor market labour Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) nutrition Poverty science and technology transition welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Jane Falkingham
    • 1
  • Jeni Klugman
    • 2
  • Sheila Marnie
    • 3
  • John Micklewright
    • 4
  1. 1.London School of EconomicsUK
  2. 2.Europe and Central Asia DepartmentThe World BankUSA
  3. 3.European University InstituteFlorenceItaly
  4. 4.Economic and Social Policy ProgrammeUNICEF International Child Development CentreFlorenceItaly

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