The Middle Class in Four Russian Regions: Government Policies and Behavioral Strategies

12 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2010  

Irina V. Soboleva

National Research University Higher School of Economics; Columbia University - Department of Political Science

Anton Sobolev

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Mark Y. Urnov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: November 14, 2010

Abstract

This paper represents an initial report on findings for a study aimed at analyzing several key aspects of middle class development in the Russian regions (subjects of Federation – oblasts, krays, autonomous republics), namely:

- Federal and regional government programs to stimulate the growth of the middle class (content, tools of implementation, effectiveness);

- Behavioral strategies and economic behavior (consumption patterns, propensity to save, investment) of different sections of Russian middle class;

- Middle class value orientation and political preferences (including preferences for democracy).

Keywords: Middle Class, Russian Regions, Regional Policies

Suggested Citation

Soboleva, Irina V. and Sobolev, Anton and Urnov, Mark Y., The Middle Class in Four Russian Regions: Government Policies and Behavioral Strategies (November 14, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1721789 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1721789

Irina V. Soboleva (Contact Author)

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Anton Sobolev

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Mark Y. Urnov

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

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Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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