Results / Key Messages: “Creating inclusive growth”
- The eastern BSR displays huge internal variations in life expectancy and the gap to western BSR is substantial. The development trends are cohesive, however.
- In terms of general health, the east-west divide is not clear-cut. Economic welfare explains only partly existing patterns in health.
- East-west differences in both relative and absolute poverty are fairly large in the BSR, but no straightforward territorial pattern is discernible.