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HISTORICKÁ SOCIOLOGIE, Vol 14 No 1 (2022), 109–127

Sociální a ekonomické strategie života městských domácností v Kyrgyzstánu

[Social and economic life strategies of urban households in Kyrgyzstan]

Světlana Loktionová, Drahoslava Kšandová, Tereza Hejzlarová

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23363525.2022.7
published online: 13. 06. 2022


The dissolution of the USSR and the transition from a planned to a market economy gave rise to significant changes across all areas of people’s daily lives in Kyrgyzstan. These processes have influenced its social institutions through an effect on household survival strategies. The purpose of this article is to identify differences and similarities in the means of survival chosen by Kyrgyz and Russian households. Employment, income, and expenses are important components of budget planning that affect the saving behaviour of household members. A qualitative method – a semi-structured interview – along with statistical data, was used to identify differences and similarities in the behaviour of Kyrgyz and Russian households, especially regarding their attitude to loans and social networks. The findings highlight the attitudes of different generations of households in contrasting cultural settings to these components.

keywords: households; Kyrgyz; Russians; employment; income; expenses; Kyrgyzstan

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