1st Edition

Poverty in Transition Economies

Edited By Sandra Hutton, Gerry Redmond Copyright 2000

    This study addresses the experience of, and responses to poverty in a range of transition economies including Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovenia, Uzbekistan, Romania, Albania and Macedonia. It covers topics such as the definition of poverty lines and the measurement of poverty; the role of income-in-kind in supporting families; homelessness and destitution; housing; the design, targeting and administration of welfare; and personal responses to economic transition.

    1. Poverty in transition economies: an introduction to the issues 2. The Russian homeless: old problem - new agenda 3. Impoverishment and social exclusion in Russia 4.Social assistance in Uzbekistan: can the mahallas target state support on the most vulnerable? 5. Income, poverty and well-being in Central Asia 6. Poverty profiles and coping mechanisms in Ukraine 7. Poverty measurement and income support in Romania 8. Albania and Macedonia: transitions and poverty 9. Estimation of poverty lines based on Ravallion's method, application to the Republic of Macedonia 10. Income distribution and poverty in Slovenia 11. A comparison of poverty in the UK and Hungary 12. Child poverty: comparison of industrial and transition economies 13. Poverty and social policy in a period of political transition in Spain (1975 - 1995) 14. Targeting poverty benefits in Russia: reality-based alternatives to income-testing 15. Household budget and house conditions in two Russian cities 16. Coping in Central Europe


    Sandra Hutton, Gerry Redmond

    'A book with definite strengths and which has much to offer both to researchers wanting background data for their own work and for students studying transitional nations.' - Social Policy