Особенности и структура социальной группы бедных в современной России
The paper covers the issue of the social structure of a group of the poor in Russia. It is shown that the structure is based on the period of time poor people spend in poverty. Thus, although the group is heterogenic because of the variety of factors, leading to poverty, all the distinctions rapidly vanish in chronic poverty. The paper also illustrates that each extra year spent in relative poverty has worse influence on a standard of living of the poor than each extra year spent in absolute poverty.