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Type: Journal article
Title: Living standards during transition to a market economy: The Kyrgyz Republic in 1993 and 1996
Author: Anderson, K.
Pomfret, R.
Citation: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2000; 28(3):502-523
Publisher: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
Issue Date: 2000
ISSN: 0147-5967
1095-7227
Abstract: Household survey data from the Kyrgyz Republic are used to analyse changes in the determinants of household expenditure during the transition from central planning. Quantile regression is applied to a human capital model with consumption related to the household head's education and controlled for demographic and locational variables. Education, region, ethnicity and family size are all significant determinants of expenditure, but the model's explanatory power is stronger in 1996 than at the start of the transition in 1993. The costs of dependents became larger; an extra child was a greater economic burden than an extra pensioner especially in poorer households. The education results are more difficult to interpret; the estimated returns declined between 1993 and 1996, but better educated heads appear to have moved their households up the income distribution.
Keywords: O15; O53; living standards; transition; post-Soviet economies; Kyrgyz Republic; economic development; poverty; income distribution
RMID: 0001000900
DOI: 10.1006/jcec.2000.1670
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