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 […]
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/.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Call for Sessions and Papers for the 7th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference is published. The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia, the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Center invite submission of proposals for sessions and individual papers for […]
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. […]
The 6th Annual Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference brought together over 300 participants from 30 countries to learn about ongoing research on social and economic life in Kyrgyzstan and beyond. This four-day virtual event was held from October 27 to October 30, 2020. During the four days of the Conference, national and international researchers and experts […]
The registration for participation for the 6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference, to be held online on 27-30 October 2020, is open. The conference is organized by the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security […]
The program of the 6th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference 2020 is posted online. The conference program can be found at this link. The conference, to be held online during 27-30 October 2020, is organized by the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable […]