Local Poverty and Inequality in Albania

Gianni Betti, Ruzhdie Bici, Laura Neri, Thomas Pave Sohnesen, Ledia Thomo
2018 Eastern European Economics  
This paper presents the results of the latest poverty mapping update using the most recent LSMS survey of 2012 and the most recent Census 2011. This poverty map still builds on the methodology outlined in Elbers et al. (2003), but also innovates by including a number of new methodological developments, the most important described by Elbers and Van der Weide (2014). The results presented here can be a powerful tool for policymakers, as they allow better understanding and addressing spatial
more » ... essing spatial inequalities in welfare across Albania; this is particularly needed since in the last decade the internal movements led to large-scale urbanization in some areas and drastic depopulation in others. While internal movements are multifaceted, it is apparent that the large majority of internal migration flows is in the direction of Tirana.
doi:10.1080/00128775.2018.1443015 fatcat:vj4dscfqj5cr5a6eumkbk4dyji