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Analysis of the adequacy of technique measuring the material deprivation (EU-SILC) for non-monetary estimation of relative poverty rate in Russia
Faculty of Sociology
This paper emphases on non-monetary method of measuring relative poverty rate, since the technique for calculation of the poverty rate is not used in Russian statistics at the national level. It should be said that approaches to the non-monetary estimation of relative poverty in Russia is sufficiently developed at the level of the individual studies. But the challenge is the inability to use any Russian technique for measuring material deprivation as a universal indicator of relative poverty rate in the national statistics, also it seems difficult to provide cross-country assessment of non-monetary relative poverty rate based on different Russian approaches.This study investigates the application of deprivation approach in developed European countries. Methodology of measuring material deprivation is sufficiently tested at the national level of one country, and in the matter of cross-country comparison. Particularly, the study makes attempt to analyze the adequacy of the application of European methods measuring material deprivation «EU-SILC» in Russian context. This technique is the main method for estimating the non-monetary relative poverty rate for all countries of the European Union and also for the annual survey «EU-SILC»Given the lack of attempts to utilize the main method of measuring material deprivation in European countries «EU-SILC» on Russian data, the adequacy of this method for Russia remains unexplored.The aim of this study is to assess the adequacy of technique measuring the material deprivation (EU-SILC) for RussiaDuring the study many nuances were found in European methods of measuring material deprivation («EU-SILC») for Russian realization (on the database GGS). Therefore the study tries to introduce some methodological recommendations about «EU-SILC» methodology utilization in Russia. Also these recommendations for the application of the methodology «EU-SILC» Russia set the potential problems for further investigations, which aimed at adapting foreign non-monetary approaches to estimate the relative poverty in Russia. The study also carried out cross-country comparisons of relative poverty by deprivation indicators.