Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/226141
Authors: 
Krasnikova, Larysa
Osinkina, Olena
Podvysotskaya, Tamara
Podvysotskiy, Yuriy
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
wiiw Balkan Observatory Working Papers No. 103
Abstract: 
The paper investigates the effect of crisis on households' welfare and severity of poverty in Ukraine. We use Ukrainian Household Survey for three years – 2006, 2009, and 2010 that allows us to investigate separately economic conditions before, during and after the crisis. Welfare in our paper is measured by total income and total expenses per equivalent member; poverty is measured using an income and expenses approach, three different poverty lines are investigated. Most welfare and poverty determinants change over time, as the economic situation changes, although such determinants as education and work experience are equally important in all periods. Residents of Kyiv earn and spend, on average, by 9-11% more than residents of the rest of the country. Based on empirical results some policy recommendations were suggested family-support policies, support for small business, subsidizing new job-creation, healthy life-style support policies, public investment into child day-care facilities, and improvement of job-matching and professional training.
Subjects: 
Welfare function
poverty
transition
survey
Ukraine
financial crisis
JEL: 
D10
I32
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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