Year of Graduation
The Analysis of Main Factors that Influence Income Distribution of Russian Population
The graduation thesis contains 50 pages (including the cover page, references, applications, and a brief summary in English), includes 4 tables (except for 5 models, each of which consists of six econometric regressions), 8 figures, 2 applications and 35 literature and data sources (in total). The key words in the paper are the concepts of income inequality: Gini coefficient and Decile Dispersion Ratio, as well as the indicator of the regional development of Russia - Real Gross Regional Product per capita.The introduction states the topic of analysis (whether to take comprehensive measures to eliminate possible negative consequences of income inequality). The objective of this paper is to trace what factors primarily contributed to the growth of income inequality in modern Russia of the 2000s.The first chapter states the basic definitions of income and its differentiation, as well as the general statistics of the Gini coefficient.The second chapter examines existing theories that explain causes of income inequality.In the third chapter the dynamics of income distribution in Russia as a whole is considered.In the fourth chapter some of the existing theories of income differentiation are tested on Russian regions and possible causes of such income distribution are analyzed. 3 years are considered: 2002-2003, 2006-2007 and 2011-2012. Also, the whole available data of regions is used in the paper.Finally, it is concluded what factors primarily contribute to the increase of income differentiation.