This article investigates traditional gendered sociability in Uzbekistan through the institution of the gap ― perceived here from two main viewpoints: (1) the quantitative examination of several functions of the gaps by using first-hand data of a household budget survey in the densely populated area of Andijan; (2) a specific viewpoint in development economics, bringing some of the distinctive features of gaps into relief from comparative perspectives. The impact of gaps on residents’ economic life is measured through the living standard data collected through the household budget survey, highlighting a strong correlation between gap participation and the prevalence of durable goods.

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CER: II-6.4.G-538