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Migration: Regional: Uzbekistan
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In the early 1990s, the economy of Uzbekistan experienced a significant downturn. The decline in production and household incomes during these years led to a deterioration in living standards and an increase in poverty. Economic hardship disproportionately affected the rural population because workers in the agricultural sector were among the first to be made redundant. Therefore, women and men from rural area…

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Hashimova, Umida, “Migration: Regional: Uzbekistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0703>
First published online: 2011

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