Income Mobility in Russia (2000-2005)

Posted: 26 Mar 2012

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Anna Lukiyanova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Aleksey Y. Oshchepkov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

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Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Using the data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS), this paper investigates income mobility in Russia during the period of rapid economic growth (2000-2005). Employing a broad set of mobility indices, we show that there is much mobility in household incomes from one year to the next and over longer periods in Russia. Both relative and absolute mobility in Russia are significantly higher than in Western countries. We demonstrate that income growth in Russia was strongly pro-poor in 2000-2005. Incomes of the relatively poor were growing faster than incomes of the relatively rich. However, this inequality-reducing effect was almost exactly offset by changes in the relative positions of individuals and the overall reduction in cross-sectional inequality was merely modest.

Keywords: Income inequality, Income mobility, Pro-poor growth, Russia

JEL Classification: D31, J60, H24

Suggested Citation

Lukiyanova, Anna and Oshchepkov, Aleksey Y., Income Mobility in Russia (2000-2005) (2012). Economic Systems, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2029077

Anna Lukiyanova (Contact Author)

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Aleksey Y. Oshchepkov

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya, 20
Moscow, 101000
Russia

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