When Things Fall Apart : Qualitative Studies of Poverty in by Alexandre Marc, Nora Dudwick, Elizabeth Gomart, Kathleen

By Alexandre Marc, Nora Dudwick, Elizabeth Gomart, Kathleen Kuehnast

Over the last decade, the realm financial institution has advanced its research and reporting on poverty to a multi-dimensional view including problems with vulnerability, social isolation, and powerlessness. This broader build, which considers the options of social exclusion and social capital, indicates the necessity for augmenting quantitative learn with qualitative examine. Qualitative learn presents a spotlight on figuring out human habit, perceptions and practices that could then be utilized to coverage development.

This document offers particular examples drawn from global financial institution paintings accomplished within the international locations of the previous Soviet Union. each one of those examples illustrates the profits that may be derived from combining using quantitative and qualitative examine tools.

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Thus, in addition to the personal degradation of being unemployed, many women experienced a deep sense of demoralization. A Kyrgyz woman describes the situation in her village: “Here, women are not living; they are just surviving. They have extremely low salaries. They cannot go anywhere. They cannot visit family members. ” Throughout the country, for ethnic Kyrgyz and non-Kyrgyz women alike, the ideological and material shift from a state of socialism to the new, unfamiliar market economy was troublesome.

Even though there’s privatization, many owners of these new farms don’t know how to manage them. I talked to many people who want to return to the collective farm model. ” In the urban regions as well, female unemployment had become rampant. In Bishkek (the capital, formerly known as Frunze), where 85 percent of the registered unemployed were women, layoffs were a common occurrence. Unlike their rural counterparts, unemployed urban women seemed 40 | When Things Fall Apart more likely to utilize assistance from employment services, and they sought out career consultations more than did men.

World Bank. The closure of preschools and milk kitchens in Central Asia has long-term consequences for this Kyrgyz child. Photo by Kathleen Kuehnast CHAPTER 2 From Soviet Expectations to Post-Soviet Realities: Poverty During the Transition he studies in this volume cover eight countries, each with a distinctive pre-Soviet history and culture. Carried out at different times in each country during the volatile and fast-changing period between 1993 and 1998, the studies are not strictly comparable.

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