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Type Working Paper - BWPI Working Paper
Title A decade of poverty reduction in Kazakhstan 2000-2009: growth and/or redistribution?
Author(s)
Issue 187
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
URL http://www.bwpi.manchester.ac.uk/medialibrary/publications/working_papers/bwpi-wp-18713.pdf
Abstract
This paper examines the main factors behind the strong decline in poverty experienced
in Kazakhstan. Specifically, it examines the contribution of growth and redistribution to
household consumption and to poverty indicators in Kazakhstan for the period 2001-
2009. The analysis relies on estimates of pro-poor growth indices using cross-sections of
household 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 becomes
important in sustaining poverty reduction in the latter part of the decade. Redistribution
was crucial to sustaining poverty reduction in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

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Kudebayeva, Alma, and Armando Barrientos. "A decade of poverty reduction in Kazakhstan 2000-2009: growth and/or redistribution?." BWPI Working Paper , no. 187 (2013).
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