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Household income and the role of household plots in rural Russia

Citation

Ogloblin, Constantin G. & Brock, Gregory (2006). Household income and the role of household plots in rural Russia. Applied Econometrics and International Development, 6(1), 59-76.

Abstract

Household income in rural Russia 2000-03 is examined using a nationally representative household survey. Household plots narrow the income gap between urban and rural households and are essential as both a means of subsistence for poor families and a source of extra income for wealthier households. Unemployment lowers household income per adult substantially, especially the lowest income quintile. While young households and families with children are most disadvantaged, pensions keep retirement-age households out of poverty. Better human capital endowments raise household income substantially at all levels of the income distribution.

URL

http://ideas.repec.org/a/eaa/aeinde/v6y2006i1_5.html

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2006

Journal Title

Applied Econometrics and International Development

Author(s)

Ogloblin, Constantin G.
Brock, Gregory