Poor in Moscow:
Methods of Measurement, Social Policy Measures


Rzhanitsyna L.S.

Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Prof., Main Researcher of Institute of Economy of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia 938@mail.ru

DOI: 10.31857/S013216250002160-9
ID of the Article: 7384


For citation:

Rzhanitsyna L.S. Poor in Moscow: Methods of Measurement, Social Policy Measures . Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2018. No 10. P. 77-89




Abstract

In order to study Moscow poverty the author presents methods of measuring it applied in sociology, economics, and statistics. The data used are the Rosstat family budgets surveys, the self-assessment of the financial situation in VCIOM surveys, analysis of deprivation, application of the normative approach based on the subsistence minimum, etc. The specifics of poverty in a megacity have been specified, and the region’s data have been compared with all-Russian indicators. Proposals for its reduction, provision of social assistance have been formulated. The main conclusion from them is the need for a special government program to combat poverty, based on its causes: economic (low incomes – wages, pensions, payments for social insurance) and demographic (disabled dependents – children, disabled, elderly).


Keywords
poverty; social policy; family budgets; socio-demographic groups

References

Rzhanitscyna L. S., Bessolova O. A. (2008) The economic stability standard of families with children in Moscow. Moscow: Variant. (In Russ.)

Socio-economic indicators of poverty. Basic characteristics of poor households and the poor in the regions of the Russian Federation in 2012–2016. (2017). Moscow: Rosstat (In Russ.)

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