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The Social Support for the Vulnerable Population Groups


  • Svetlana Misihina

    (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)


The study attempted to compare an experience of OECD countries and Russia in providing of social support to the vulnerable popula-tion groups such as activation policies and social assistance. One of key research findings was the theme that the effective functioning of activation policies in Russia needs proper financing, adequate number of vacancies, case management and use of outsourcing and result-oriented payment system in the provision of activation services to vulnerable individuals.

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  • Svetlana Misihina, 2011. "The Social Support for the Vulnerable Population Groups," Research Paper Series, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, issue 154P.
  • Handle: RePEc:gai:rpaper:61

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    1. Moffitt, Robert, 1992. "Incentive Effects of the U.S. Welfare System: A Review," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 30(1), pages 1-61, March.
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    4. Lemieux, Thomas & Milligan, Kevin, 2008. "Incentive effects of social assistance: A regression discontinuity approach," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 142(2), pages 807-828, February.
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    Social Support; OECD countries; Russia; Vulnerable Population Groups;

    JEL classification:

    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs


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