Life in Kyrgyzstan

The ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Study (LiK Study) is a research-based, open access, multi-topic longitudinal survey of households and individuals in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. It tracks the same 3000 households and 8000 individuals over time in all seven Kyrgyz regions (oblasts) and the two cities of Bishkek and Osh. The surveyed households also operate 1500 micro enterprises. The data are representative nationally and at the regional level (East, West, North, South). The Life in Kyrgyzstan Study interviews all adult household members about household demographics, assets, expenditure, migration, employment, agricultural markets, shocks, social networks, subjective well-being, and many other topics. Some of these topics are addressed in each wave while other topics are only addressed in selected waves. The survey was first conducted in the fall of 2010 and it has been repeated four times in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016. Professor Tilman Brück is the Principal Investigator of the LiK Study, which is conducted jointly with the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) and the University of Central Asia. The corresponding LiK Conference is held every year in Bishkek, typically in October.

Related Projects

McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition in Kyrgyzstan: Study on Nutritional and Learning Variables, Phase II An Impact Evaluation of ‘Living Side By Side’ in Kyrgyzstan

Related Publications

Ethnic inequality and forced displacement Weather shocks across seasons and child health: Evidence from a panel study in the Kyrgyz Republic Impact evaluation of the Livingsidebyside peacebuilding educational programme in Kyrgyzstan The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace in Kyrgyzstan ADB Country Diagnostic Study: Kyrgyz Republic: Improving Growth Potential Return Migration and Self Employment: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan Gender Earnings Inequality and Wage Policy: Teachers, Health Care, and Social Workers in Central Asia Household survey data for research on well-being and behavior in Central Asia Post‐socialist transition and intergenerational educational mobility in Kyrgyzstan Social Cohesion through Community- based Development in Kyrgyzstan Impact evaluation of the Livingsidebyside peacebuilding educational programme in Kyrgyzstan The Impact of Job Quality on Wellbeing: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan The Connection Between Social Cohesion and Personality: A Multilevel Study in the Kyrgyz Republic

Related Events

8th Annual Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference 7th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference 2019 Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference

Related Experts

Philipp Schröder Eleonora Nillesen Neil Ferguson Damir Esenaliev Tilman Brück

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