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Is income inequality fair in Russia? Inequality of opportunity and income inequality

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  • Kartseva, Marina

    (RANEPA, Moscow, Russian Federation)

  • Kuznetsova, Polina

    (RANEPA, Moscow, Russian Federation)

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n this paper we estimate the contribution of inequality of opportunity to income inequality in Russia. We apply the parametric and nonparametric methods to the national representative survey «Man, family, society» carried out by the RANEPA in 2013. We conclude that the contribution of inequality of opportunity is 23–25% for labor incomes and 16–19% for average per capita income. The key factors of inequality of opportunity for labor incomes are gender and place of birth, while for average per capita incomes — place of birth and parental education.

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  • Kartseva, Marina & Kuznetsova, Polina, 2020. "Is income inequality fair in Russia? Inequality of opportunity and income inequality," Applied Econometrics, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), vol. 58, pages 5-31.
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    Keywords

    inequality of opportunity; income inequality; Shapley decomposition.;
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    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion

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