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Gentile, Michael
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O'Hara, S. & Gentile, M. (2009). Household Incomes in Central Asia: The Case of Post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Eurasian geography and economics, 50(3), 327-347
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Household Incomes in Central Asia: The Case of Post-Soviet Kazakhstan
2009 (English)In: Eurasian geography and economics, ISSN 1538-7216, E-ISSN 1938-2863, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 327-347Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two European geographers present the findings of a sizeable survey (n = 7,5 15) providing a detailed geographical analysis of household incomes and reliance on personal subsidiary garden plots across Kazakhstan. The authors focus on assessing the extent to which Kazakhstan's rising GDP during the post-Soviet period has coincided with an increase in the general population's personal income and ability to secure adequate food supplies for personal consumption. The fine geographical scale of analysis of the survey data (significantly less coarse than oblast-level data) enabled them to identify regions characterized by "trickle-down" income, largely centered on the country's two main urban centers and areas of resource exploitation. The patterns revealed in the paper have relevance to the debate concerning the uneven distribution of benefits from resource exploitation (notably oil and gas) to Kazakhstan's population. Journal of Economic Literature, Classification Numbers: D100, D310, 1300, Q120, R290, 2 figures, 6 tables, 51 references.

Kazakhstan, Kazakhs, Russians, household income, subsistence minimum, income inequality, garden plots, oil and gas industry, oil prices, trickle-down effect, post-transition economy, economic crisis
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Economic Geography
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10285 (URN)10.2747/1539-7216.50.3.327 (DOI)000266858200005 ()2-s2.0-67649946604 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-09-22 Created: 2011-09-21 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Rafiqui, P. & Gentile, M. (2009). Vientiane. Cities, 26(1), 38-48
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vientiane
2009 (English)In: Cities, ISSN 0264-2751, E-ISSN 1873-6084, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 38-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Vientiane, the capital of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a small city that has experienced various rounds of socio-economic experimentation during the past few decades: currently, it is set in a capitalist economic context under the rule of a communist regime. With increasing connectivity to regional and global networks, the city has embarked on a far-reaching path of urban transformation. This city profile describes the historical influences affecting the spatial structure of Vientiane, the urban spatial structures and the land use patterns that have unfolded as a result of the economic liberalization that has been taking place since the late 1980s, as well as some salient aspects of the urban management process with respect to planning procedures.

Vientiane, Laos, Southeast Asian city
National Category
Economic Geography
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-2249 (URN)10.1016/j.cities.2008.10.002 (DOI)000263662000005 ()2-s2.0-58749090171 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2008-11-03 Created: 2008-11-03 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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