Social security, poverty and economic transition: an analysis for Bulgaria, 1992-96

ACKRILL, R.W., DOBRINKSKY, R., MARKOV, N. and PUDNEY, S., 2002. Social security, poverty and economic transition: an analysis for Bulgaria, 1992-96. Economics of Planning, 35 (1), pp. 19-46. ISSN 0013-0451

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Abstract

The paper addresses the issues of poverty and social security in a transitional environment on the basis of recent economic developments in Bulgaria. Special emphasis is placed on the need for a new type of social safety net stemming from the radical changes in the political and economic system. The evolution of the social security system in Bulgaria during the transition is analysed focusing on such elements as the pension system, unemployment benefits, child allowances, etc. The empirical analysis is based on extensive use of data from the Bulgarian Household Budget Surveys during the period 1992–1996. Poverty in Bulgaria is measured using different poverty measurements and some quantitative results showing the changing dimensions of poverty in the transition period are presented and discussed in the paper.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.
Publication Title: Economics of Planning
Creators: Ackrill, R.W., Dobrinksky, R., Markov, N. and Pudney, S.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2002
Volume: 35
Number: 1
ISSN: 0013-0451
Identifiers:
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10.1023/A:1016358806700DOI
Rights: © 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:30
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:10
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13903

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