Gender and employment in Central Asia – evidence from panel data

Women’s labour market participation can reveal much about women’s status in society and provide essential understanding for researchers and policymakers, particularly in low-income and transition countries, including those affected by armed conflict.

Gender and Employment in Central Asia - Evidence from Panel Data examines the position of women in the labour market, and the policies that influence that position, in two low-income countries in Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The project will analyse household survey data applying microeconometric techniques, using existing panel data and data from cross-sectional data sources. It will also collect the fourth wave of the Life in Kyrgyzstan survey.

Findings will be disseminated in the form of working papers, peer-reviewed journal articles, conference presentations and policy briefs. The project will maintain active dialogue with government institutions, international organizations, and regional and bilateral development agencies in Central Asia, Europe, and the United States.

The project is funded by the IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (GLM | LIC) ( Project partners include Vanderbilt University; the University of Manchester; the University of Central Asia (UCA), Kyrgyzstan; Hannover University; University of Mannheim;  Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur; and the KIMEP University (Kazakhstan).



Damir Esenaliev, Researcher, biography

Tilman Brück, Distinguished Senior Fellow, biography

Anastasia Aladysheva, Researcher, biography