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Sources of Income Inequality: Empirical Evidence from Bulgaria

Bulgaria was affected by various adverse economic and demographic processes, which were particularly severe during the first half of the 1990s. This paper analyzes the extent to which socio-demographic characteristics of the household could be considered as sources of income inequality.

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Models for Stability and Growth, Structural Reforms, Conditionality, and EU Surveillance Criteria

This review paper represents the policy part of a report on financial risks in Southeast Europe. It aims to propose a set of surveillance mechanisms and criteria that European Union (EU) could use to assess the stability and sustainability of economic progress of the Future Member States (FMS).

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Effectiveness of Foreign Aid on Poverty Reduction in Kenya

Does Oversees Development Assistance (ODA) – foreign aid in common parlance – reduce poverty? This study explores this question in the Kenyan context. 

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Women’s Self-employment in Poland: A Strategy for Combining Work and Childcare?

This study investigates whether self-employment, which generally offers greater flexibility with respect to the hours and place of work

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Wage Dynamics and Workers’ Mobility During Deep Recessions

This paper analyzes the effects of wage rigidity, on both labor market dynamics and unemployment volatility, by comparing two European economies, Spain and Latvia, with very different wage dynamics.

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Measuring Inequality in CIS Countries: Theory and Empirics

This paper focuses on robust analysis of distributions and heavy-tailedness characteristics for data on income and wealth for the World, Russia and post-Soviet Central Asian economies. 

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