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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
Save the Date: Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference 2023
The dates for the Life in Kyrgyzstan (LiK) Conference 2023 have been announced! The conference will take place on October 11 and 12, 2023 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. More details will be shared soon. The LiK Conference is an annual academic conference that complements the LiK Study. The conferences include invited plenary talks and topical sessions […]
Call for participation in LiK Data Users Workshop is announced
The Life in Kyrgyzstan Data Users Workshop 2022 will be offered at the University of Central Asia in Bishkek on October 10, 2022, 09:00-12:30. This is a pre-conference event before the 8th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference. More details and application process on the workshop can be found here: https://lifeinkyrgyzstan.org/conference/lik-data-users-workshop-2022/.
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 […]
The 7th LiK Conference features 17 sessions with over 400 participants
This year’s Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference was conducted in online mode during October 26-28, 2021. It featured 17 sessions, including two keynote speech sessions, and was attended by 400+ participants. The program of the conference with the video recordings and presentation slides can be found here. The next year’s LiK conference is planned to take […]
Videos from the LiK conference 2020 are posted online
The videos from the Life in Kyrgyzstan conference 2020 are posted online on the Youtube channel of the University of Central Asia. The videos can be found at this link.
The LiK Conference 2021 deadline for submissions is extended to June 30, 2021
The LiK conference 2021 submissions deadline is extended till June 30, 2021. The conference academic committee will review the submissions during July 2021 and will notify the shortlisted applicants in early August 2021. The proposals are to be submitted through the ConfTool conference management system by following this link: www.conftool.org/lik2021. For questions on the LiK […]
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 […]