Income inequality and its driving forces in transitional countries: evidence from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

  title={Income inequality and its driving forces in transitional countries: evidence from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia},
  author={N. Habibov},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Social Welfare},
  pages={209 - 221}
  • N. Habibov
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • Journal of Comparative Social Welfare
The purpose of this study is to measure and compare income inequality and its driving forces in the low-income countries of the Caucasus by drawing on micro-data from nationally representative household surveys in Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Inequality in the region of the Caucasus is very high. The Gini coefficient for the regions as a whole reached 55%. Azerbaijan has the lowest income inequality, followed by Armenia and Georgia. Among predictors, graduate and postgraduate education has… Expand
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