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Social Networks in Transition

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  • Lorena Barberia
  • Simon Johnson
  • Daniel Kaufmann

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Inter-household transfers in Russia, Ukraine, and Latvia to provide an important supplement to individual incomes. These transfers are as high as in many developing countries. Transfers are from richer to poorer, from older to younger, and to femaleheaded households. We find no evidence that Russia has lower transfers than Ukraine, which has had relatively little reform. The high level of inter-household transfers may help explain why there has been so little social protest in Russia despite the large fall in measured real wages.

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Paper provided by William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan in its series William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series with number 102.

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Date of creation: 01 Oct 1997
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Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:1997-102

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  1. Safavian, Mehnaz S. & Graham, Douglas H. & Gonzalez-Vega, Claudio, 2001. "Corruption and Microenterprises in Russia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 29(7), pages 1215-1224, July.
  2. Bernabè€, Sabine & Singh, Andrea, 2002. "A profile of informal employment : the case of Georgia," ILO Working Papers 355192, International Labour Organization.
  3. Sabine Bernabe, 2002. "Informal Employment in Countries in Transition: A conceptual framework," CASE Papers case56, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.

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