Event Title

Institutions, transformations, and outcomes: Poverty in Kosovo over time

Session

Political Science

Description

This paper examines the main social policy institutions in Kosovo and their transformation from socialism to liberalism-residualism over the past decades, including labour policy, pensions, health insurance and care, social protection, and their financing (taxation). Using Household Budget Survey (HBS) data, it focuses on analysing the institutions’ outcomes on alleviating income poverty. It is argued that in the specific context of Kosovo, post-war liberal, residual institutions were more capable to reduce poverty than socialism, despite remaining extensive poverty and rising poverty in the recent years. Although the paper is primarily interested on institutions and outcomes, relevant arguments are made in terms of what caused them including international organisations, institutional layering, electoral voting etc.

Keywords:

Poverty, socialism, liberalism-residualism, international organisations

Session Chair

Shqipe Mjekiqi

Session Co-Chair

Olli E. Kangas & Vjollca Krasniqi

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 10:30 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.395

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Institutions, transformations, and outcomes: Poverty in Kosovo over time

Pristina, Kosovo

This paper examines the main social policy institutions in Kosovo and their transformation from socialism to liberalism-residualism over the past decades, including labour policy, pensions, health insurance and care, social protection, and their financing (taxation). Using Household Budget Survey (HBS) data, it focuses on analysing the institutions’ outcomes on alleviating income poverty. It is argued that in the specific context of Kosovo, post-war liberal, residual institutions were more capable to reduce poverty than socialism, despite remaining extensive poverty and rising poverty in the recent years. Although the paper is primarily interested on institutions and outcomes, relevant arguments are made in terms of what caused them including international organisations, institutional layering, electoral voting etc.