An article on weather shocks and child health in Kyrgyzstan published at World Development journal

The effects of early life exposure to cold winter, drought, and excessive rainfall shocks on stunting probabilities of children under five are analyzed with Life in Kyrgyzstan data in the article by Hanna Freudenreich, Anastasia Aladysheva, and Tilman Brück published at World Development journal. The authors find that child stunting in the youngest age group […]

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An article on household energy use published in Journal of Environmental Management

The paper by Kapsalyamova et al. (2021) published in the Journal of Environmental Management analyzes dirty cooking fuel choice drivers when access to clean fuel, such as electricity, is provided. The paper uses nationally representative household surveys, including LiK data, to study the household energy use decisions in India, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. The study discusses […]

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New article on marriage traditions and education is published in Journal of Comparative Economics

A paper by Dana Bazarkulova and Janice Compton titled “Marriage traditions and investment in education: The case of bride kidnapping” has been published in Journal of Comparative Economics. Abstract: The cultural practice of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan may alter the returns to education for young women in an ambiguous direction due to two competing effects. […]

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A new paper on gender gap in housework in Kyrgyzstan published in Journal of Comparative Family Studies

A paper by Kamila Kolpashnikova and Man-Yee Kan titled “Gender Gap in Housework: Couples’ Data Analysis in Kyrgyzstan” has been published in Journal of Comparative Family Studies in August 2020. Abstract: We analyze couples’ time-use diaries from the 2012–2013 Life in Kyrgyzstan data. Using the pooled Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition method, we test the relative resources, time […]

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New article on Gender Earnings Inequality and Wage Policy in Kyrgyzstan published in Comparative Economic Studies

A paper by Kathryn Anderson and Damir Esenaliev titled “Gender Earnings Inequality and Wage Policy: Teachers, Health Care, and Social Workers in Central Asia” has been published in Comparative Economic Studies.  In 2011, the government of Kyrgyzstan increased the wages paid to teachers, healthcare workers, and social workers (EHS) in response to national strikes from teachers […]

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