Social Networks in Transition

William Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 102

31 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2008

See all articles by Lorena G. Barberia

Lorena G. Barberia

University of Sao Paulo (USP), Department of Political Science

Simon Johnson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Daniel Kaufmann

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI); The Brookings Institution

Date Written: October 1997

Abstract

Inter-household transfers in Russia, Ukraine, and Latvia to provide an important supplement to individual incomes. These transfers are as high as in many developing countries. Transfers are from richer to poorer, from older to younger, and to femaleheaded households. We find no evidence that Russia has lower transfers than Ukraine, which has had relatively little reform. The high level of inter-household transfers may help explain why there has been so little social protest in Russia despite the large fall in measured real wages.

Suggested Citation

Barberia, Lorena G. and Johnson, Simon and Kaufmann, Daniel, Social Networks in Transition (October 1997). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1116636 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1116636

Lorena G. Barberia

University of Sao Paulo (USP), Department of Political Science ( email )

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Simon Johnson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Entrepreneurship Center ( email )

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Daniel Kaufmann (Contact Author)

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