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Title:A decomposition analysis of regional poverty in Russia PDF Logo
Authors:Kolenikov, Stanislav
Shorrocks, Anthony
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2003/74
Abstract:This paper applies a new decomposition technique to the study of variations in poverty across the regions of Russia. The procedure, which is based on the Shapley value in cooperative game theory, allows the deviation in regional poverty levels from the all- Russia average to be attributed to three proximate sources; mean income per capita, inequality, and local prices. Contrary to expectation, regional poverty variations turn out to be due more to differences in inequality across regions than to differences in real income per capita. However, when real income per capita is split into nominal income and price components, differences in nominal incomes emerge as more important than either inequality or price effects for the majority of regions.
Subjects:poverty
Russia
regions
decomposition
JEL:C15
C43
D31
P36
R12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Discussion Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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