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Life in Transition III

A decade of measuring transition

This report draws on findings from the largest poll of its kind to assess life satisfaction, the role of corruption and the gender divide. The EBRD together with the World Bank polled 51,000 households in 34 mainly “transition countries” in central and eastern Europe (see below), as well as Turkey and for comparison their more prosperous western neighbours, Germany and Italy. For the first time, the survey also covered Cyprus and Greece, and the publication reveals the harsh impact of the economic crisis in Greece. 

Country assessments

Central Europe and the Baltic states Central Asia
Croatia Kazakhstan
Estonia Kyrgyz Republic
Hungary Mongolia
Latvia Tajikistan
Lithuania Turkmenistan (not surveyed)
Poland Uzbekistan
Slovak Republic  
Slovenia Eastern Europe and the Caucasus
South-eastern Europe Azerbaijan
Albania Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina Moldova
Bulgaria Ukraine
FYR Macedonia  
Kosovo Cyprus
Montenegro Greece
Romania Russia
Serbia Turkey

The SEMED countries: Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia were not included in this survey.


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  • Date: 13 Dec 2016
  • Price:Free

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