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Бедность домохозяйств в России: что говорят данные РМЭЗ ВШЭ

Соболева Н. Э., Пашинова Т. Р., Карабчук Т. С.

The paper gives the quantitative assessment of household poverty in Russia using absolute, relative, and subjective approaches towards poverty measurement. The analysis of poverty is done on the basis of RLMS data set for 1994-2009. The level of absolute poverty decreased from 50% to 22%, however the level of relative poverty remains the same. According to the subjective estimations about two thirds of the population consider themselves poor and these estimations proved to be stable. Families with kids have the bigger changes to be poor in Russia. The new poor in Russia are specially families with 1-2 children. The share of poverty in cities and villages came closer to each other. The most unwealthiest regions are Volgo-Vyatsky and West-Siberian. The paper gives a complete picture of poverty characteristics in Russia with help of structural and regional specifics.