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The Involvement Of Russian Households In Intergenerational Transfers 2008-14


  • Anna Mironova
  • Lidia Prokofieva

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)


This paper investigates how households of various demographic compositions are involved in private intergenerational transfers in Russia. The authors provide a descriptive analysis of private exchanges using household surveys. The Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey—Higher School of Economics (RLMS-HSE, 2004, 2008, 2013), The Comprehensive Monitoring of Living Conditions (KOUG, Rosstat), The Survey of the Population Income and the Participation in Social Programs (VNDN, Rosstat). The study demonstrates that the demographic composition of households is an important predictor of household involvement in private exchanges of different goods and services. Single-person households and households represented by couples without children show their particular donor capacity in private intergenerational transfers. The recipients of private material transfers are primarily one-parent families and couples with under-age children. Multigenerational households and other households are also recipients of private material transfers. This paper demonstrates that the role of a household’s private exchange is related to their financial situation, but the role of private intergenerational transfers is not limited to giving assistance to the poor

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  • Anna Mironova & Lidia Prokofieva, 2018. "The Involvement Of Russian Households In Intergenerational Transfers 2008-14," HSE Working papers WP BRP 18/PSP/2018, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:18/psp/2018

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    private intergenerational transfers; households; family support system; government transfers;

    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers
    • J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy

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