Living Standards and Income Inequality in Selected Regions: Development of Targeted Social Assistance Programs

Publication date
Monday, 04.06.2001

Authors
I. Kolosnitsyn Е. Kitova А. Surinov Т. Chijelikova S. Shashnov Ken Battle Sherri Torjman

Series
CEPRA

Annotation
According to the Russian Constitution, implementation of the social policy (including social protection and social assistance to the population) is the concurrent responsibility of federal and regional (subnational authorities). One of the key current issues of social reform is the existence of a considerable amount of social obligations established by the effective federal legislation, which are not funded by the federal budget. In other words, the numerous legal acts of the federal level (laws or regulations introduced by federal agencies) assigning to the subnational authorities additional expenditure powers that are not back-upped (or are partly back-upped) with financing sources, are still in effect.

Contents

Funding of federal mandates regulating the expenditure on the fulfillment of social obligations of the government at the regional level
Reforming of the system of social benefits
Methodological Aspects o Social Assistance Targeting (separate note)
Analysis of Household Income and Cosumption Differentiation
The Post-Welfare State in Canada: Income-Testing and Inclusion
Lessons for the Russian Federation from the Reform of Income Security Programs in Canada
Post-Welfare State: Canadian Expirience of Designing Social Policies

Notes

Living Standards and Income Inequality in Selected Regions: Development of Targeted Social Assistance Programs, Moscow
2001.
Authors:
Russian: I. Kolosnitsyn, Е. Kitova, А. Surinov, Т. Chijelikova, S.Shashnov
Canadian: Ken Battle and Sherri Torjman
ISBN 5-93255-036-8
The research and the publication were undertaken in the framework of CEPRA (Consortium for Economic Policy, Research and Advice) project funded by the Canadian Agency for International Development (CIDA).



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