Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67080
Authors: 
Brück, Tilman
Esenaliev, Damir
Kroeger, Antje
Kudebayeva, Alma
Mirkasimov, Bakhrom
Steiner, Susan
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 1257
Abstract: 
This paper summarizes the micro-level survey evidence from Central Asia generated and analyzed between 1991 and 2012. We provide an exhaustive overview over all accessible individual and household-level surveys undertaken in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - and of all English-language academic papers published using these datasets. We argue that Central Asia is a fascinating region for the study of comparative economics given its dual experience of transition and development. However, the region is also understudied, in part due to lack of data, and especially due to a lack of panel data. We identify knowledge gaps caused from this lack of longitudinal surveys and suggest worthwhile areas for future research. Finally, we also present the new and novel individual-level panel dataset called Life in Kyrgyzstan.
Subjects: 
survey data
poverty
labor force participation
Central Asia
JEL: 
O12
I32
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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