An article on civil society development in Central Asia published in Central Asia Survey journal

The paper by Kemel Toktomushev from University of Central Asia is published at the Central Asian Survey journal in September 2023. The paradox of social capital in Central Asia lies in the region’s restrictive environment for civil society, despite international efforts to promote it. This paper aims to shift discourse on Central Asian civil society […]

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An article on welfare effects of export participation by household farms in Kyrgyzstan published at the Journal of Development Studies

The paper by Damir Esenaliev analyses if small farms in Kyrgyzstan improve their welfare by selling their products to export markets. It finds no evidence that selling for export makes farmers better off in terms of their household income or consumption. A lack of welfare effects is likely related to the functioning of export value […]

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An article on household resilience and food security published at Food Security journal

Resiliency against food insecurity is of particular importance for rural household under the impression of recent price surges and supply chain disruptions. The paper by by Egamberdiev et al. (2023) analyzes the effect of household resilience capacity on food security outcomes in Kyrgyzstan, using LiK data from 2011-2016 waves at individual, household and community levels. […]

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An article on employment vulnerability and earnings in Kyrgyzstan published in the Journal of Development Studies 

Employment vulnerability is considered as working under inadequate conditions. The paper authored by Krymshakov et al., examines the impact of employment vulnerability on earnings with reference to gender-based differences. Analyses were based on the LiK data for 2010–2013 and 2016 indicate negative impact of employment vulnerability on earnings. Women experienced this negative effect more severely. […]

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Summary of presentations from the LiK 2022 conference published

IPPA UCA colleagues have summarised all talks and presentations from the Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference 2022 in a report published at the UCA’s website. The report can be found in this link.

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LiK data used in a multi-country study on age and risk-taking

The LiK data was used in a study of aging and risk preferences published by Liu and her co-authors in the Journals of Gerontology: Series B and titled “Life-Course Trajectories of Risk-Taking Propensity: A Coordinated Analysis of Longitudinal Studies”. The results – based on data from 19 countries – reveal a negative relation between age […]

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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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