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Title The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Eastern Europe and Central Asia / Erwin R. Tiongson [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 81 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents Macroeconomic shocks -- Household vulnerabilities -- Coping with the crisis
Summary "The global financial crisis, which has led to a sharp slowdown in economic activity everywhere, including the emerging markets in Europe and Central Asia, now risks reversing the substantial gains and improvements in living standards achieved by the region over the past few years. It threatens the well-being of millions of people in the region who are poor or who are living just above the poverty line and at risk of easily falling into poverty as economies contract. This book seeks to understand the key macroeconomic shocks confronted by the region and the impact of such shocks on household welfare, including the effect on household income flows, consumption levels, and liabilities. It draws on a large, cross-country database of recent house-hold surveys and presents regional overviews as well as relevant country examples to illustrate the incidence and distribution of specific vulnerabilities."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-77)
Notes Print version record
Subject Cost and standard of living -- Asia, Central.
Cost and standard of living -- Europe, Eastern.
Households -- Economic aspects -- Asia, Central.
Households -- Economic aspects -- Europe, Eastern.
Asia, Central -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Europe, Eastern -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Tiongson, Erwin.
World Bank.
LC no. 2009048006
ISBN 0821382225 (alk. paper)
0821382233 (electronic bk.)
9780821382226 (alk. paper)
9780821382233 (electronic bk.)