Inequality of living standards in Russia: Internal and international context (the early 1990s and the 2000s)

V. N. Bobkov, O. V. Veredyuk

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations


The article studies the relationship of social groups about income distribution and goods consumption. It is dedicated to the internal and international aspects of inequality of living standards in Russia during the period of capitalist transformations of 1990-2000's. Problems of the dynamics of inequality in living standards are analyzed. Methods of comparative analysis and comparison of performance indicators with normative social standards are used. On this basis, the population is classified into social groups and then follows the analysis of their social position. Such indicators are used: income inequality by consumption; inequality by housing, by education and health care availability. Russia is compared with countries of G20. Social inequality reasons in Russia are revealed. The obtained results can be applied within national economic and social policy. The findings indicated that the high social inequality in Russia undermines the ability of a large part of the population to be «included» in economic growth, for it limits access to its results. In such situation, an attempt to solve both the problem of speeding up economic growth and the eradication of poverty cannot lead to success if appropriate measures to reduce social inequality are not developed and implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-70
Number of pages9
JournalEconomy of Region
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


  • G20
  • Gini index
  • Living standard
  • Normative consumer budgets
  • Russia
  • Social inequality


Dive into the research topics of 'Inequality of living standards in Russia: Internal and international context (the early 1990s and the 2000s)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this