of all working poor Russians are either low-skilled or medium-skilled workers in blue-collar jobs.
Another 20% of the poor are made up of low-skilled or medium-skilled white-collar employees. This type of poverty is called industrial.
Industrial poverty is prevalent in almost all developing countries due to an excess supply of low-skilled labour, which often entails low wages among the employed. This group experiences very little unemployment; rather, all the poor are employed, albeit at very low wages.
These data are presented in an article by Vasiliy Anikin, Associate Professor in HSE’s Faculty of Economics, and Professor Nataliya Tikhonova entitled ‘Poverty in Russia in Comparison to Other Countries.’
The level of education, the size of the settlement, and the social status can all seriously affect the chance of feeling poor in Russia. These are the findings by experts of the HSE Institute for Social Policy, revealed as part of their regular Monitoring of the Social and Economic Situation and Well-being of the Population.