Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Policy and Management (PPM)


Public Policy and Management

First Advisor

Barbara Fraumeni


Maldova, poverty, Muskie School of Public Service


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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