Armut in Georgien

  • Poverty is currently wide spread in Georgia. This paper is dedicated to an analysis of the causes, the extent and the intensity of poverty in Georgia. With a strong focus on the period after Shevardnadze’s presidency, the paper shows how poverty has grown in the past 15 years. In spite of a rising per capita income, the variance within the distribution of income is also increasing. The widening gap between high and low incomes represents a danger for the Georgian society and is associated with high unemployment rates, a lack of education for entire societal strata and rising criminality. In addition, high inflation rates affect mainly low income groups. Apparently, the Rose Revolution of 2003 did not lead to an attenuation of poverty but rather intensified it.

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Author:B. Gabidsaschwili, Simon Gelaschwili
Series (Serial Number):Finanzwissenschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge / Special series G, Arbeitspapiere des Deutsch-Georgischen Arbeitskreises für Finanz- und Sozialpolitik (G-07)
Document Type:Book
Date of Publication (online):2008/06/06
Year of Completion:2007
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/06/06
Tag:Gini-coefficient; income distribution; inflation; living standards; poverty in Georgia; prices
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
JEL Classification:H Public Economics / H1 Structure and Scope of Government / H10 General
H Public Economics / H2 Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue / H24 Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
H Public Economics / H5 National Government Expenditures and Related Policies / H50 General
H Public Economics / H6 National Budget, Deficit, and Debt / H60 General
I Health, Education, and Welfare / I3 Welfare and Poverty / I32 Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
P Economic Systems / P3 Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions / P37 Legal Institutions; Illegal Behavior
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht