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dc.contributor.authorYemtsov, Ruslanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:42:32Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:42:32Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52874-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses regional data on inequality and poverty in Russia during 1994-2000 using published series from the regionally representative Household Budget Survey. The paper finds that the share of inequality in Russia coming from the between-regions component is large (close to a third of the total inequality), growing, and accounts for most of the increase in national inequality over 1994-2000. The paper demonstrates an absence of interregional convergence in incomes across Russian regions using various techniques. On the other hand, the paper finds evidence of convergence in inequality within regions, trended towards an internationally high level. Based on these two findings, the paper projects dynamics of inequality and poverty in Russia over a ten-year time horizon. The projections show that if the observed trend continues, by 2010 the absolute majority of Russia’s poor will be concentrated in a few permanently impoverished regions, while relatively more affluent regions will become virtually free of poverty. Finally, the paper relates fluctuations in inequality within regions to a set of factors classified into four broad categories: endowments and initial conditions, preferences, policies, and shocks. Among these factors short-run fluctuations of the unemployment rate are revealed as significant and strong signals of inequality.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2003/67en_US
dc.subject.jelC13en_US
dc.subject.jelC15en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelP29en_US
dc.subject.jelP27en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.jelR23en_US
dc.subject.jelR29en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRussiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordregional economicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordconvergenceen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Einkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwRäumliche Verteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungskonvergenzen_US
dc.subject.stwRusslanden_US
dc.titleQuo vadis? Inequality and poverty dynamics across Russian regionsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn375553096en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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