A decade of poverty reduction in Kazakhstan 2001-2009: growth and/or redistribution?

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Abstract

This paper examines the factors explaining the sustained fall in poverty experienced in Kazakhstan in the period 2001-2009. It examines the contribution of economic growth and redistribution policies to poverty reduction through an analysis of household survey data. It finds that growth has been strongly pro-poor. Growth was the main driver behind the fall in poverty in the first half of the decade, but redistribution gained in importance in the latter part of the decade.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of International Development
Volume29
Issue number8
Early online date4 Apr 2017
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StatePublished - 20 Nov 2017