Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

The assessment of poverty in Belarus for 2017-2018

This paper estimates poverty in Belarus using annual data of the Sample Household Survey on Living Standards from 2017-2018. The results show that absolute poverty in the country for the period after the economic recession of 2015-2016 decreased from 29.3% to 23.9%. In addition, there was also a decrease in the poverty gap from 7.1% to 5.5%. In the regional context, the highest incidence of poverty was observed in the Mogilev region. The most vulnerable groups are children, large families, and rural residents.

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