Date of Award

4-30-2007

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Policy and Management (PPM)

Department

Public Policy and Management

First Advisor

Barbara Fraumeni

Keywords

Maldova, poverty, Muskie School of Public Service

Abstract

Moldova is the poorest nation in Europe and the Moldavian society has one f the highest degrees of economic inequality among the Soviet states. Official statistics as well as the World Bank poverty reports suggest that the number of people who live below the absolute poverty line is around 30%. In reality poverty is a massive phenomenon in Moldova and the real poverty rate exceeds 70% for both rural and urban areas.

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