“Self-assessment of well-being: better than expected”, Vasyl Yurchyshyn (Razumkov Centre, Ukraine)

It is not surprising that in wartime the welfare of households suffers a noticeable deterioration. However, due to the lack of statistical data on the wages of employees or incomes of the population (the State Statistics Service stopped providing them with the beginning of the aggression), as well as a significant rise of unemployment (including as a result of forced displacement and temporary emigration), both quantitative and even qualitative indicators of well-being of Ukrainians is practically absent. Note that economic assessments (of the current socio-economic situation in the country) are necessary to determine the sustainability of households and their ability to maintain livelihoods, at least in the short term.

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