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Financial Behaviours and Vulnerability to Poverty in a Transition Context

Publication Papers

This paper was the second selected paper for the European Microcredit Research Awards 2010. It examines links between the financial behaviours of low-income individuals and their vulnerability to poverty in transition context of Poland. Qualitative and quantitative datasets on low-income households in Poland are analysed using a multidisciplinary approach based on the sustainable livelihood framework, and expanded upon by behavioural and institutional economics perspectives on saving by low-income households.