The structure of social group of the poor in modern Russia

TERRA ECONOMICUS, , Vol. 12 (no. 4),
p. 114-129

The paper covers the issue of the social structure of a group of the poor in Russia. It is shown that the structure is based on the period of time poor people spend in poverty. Thus, although the group is heterogenic because of the variety of factors leading to poverty, all the distinctions rapidly vanish in chronic poverty. The paper also illustrates that each extra year spent in relative poverty has worse influence on a standard of living of the poor than each extra year spent in absolute poverty

Keywords: poverty; absolute poverty; relative poverty; deprivation; cost of living; chronic poverty

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