of Russians have not experienced poverty a single time over the past seven years.
This information comes from research by Ekaterina Slobodenyuk, Lecturer in the Subdepartment of Socio-Economic Systems and Social Policy (Faculty of Economics) at the HSE, in a report entitled ‘The Poor in Modern Russia: Group Structure and Social Dynamics.’ On the basis of data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS), Slobodenyuk distinguishes groups of poor people, taking into account conditions that are representative of Russia with regard to deprivation of both material goods and intangible benefits.
Poverty is a very widespread phenomenon in Russia. Almost 60% of Russians have fallen into poverty at least two years in a row. An additional 17% have fallen below the poverty line once.
More information on the results of this research will be published October 23 on the OPEC.ru website (in Russian).
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.