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Migration: Regional: Uzbekistan
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Introduction*

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 rur…

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Hashimova, Umida, “Migration: Regional: Uzbekistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0703>
First published online: 2011



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