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Authors: Yanovskiy K., Zhavoronkov S., Reva E, Tarapovskaya K., Shulgin S., John F. Young.

This publication is about the institutional barriers which reduce the social policy outcome in the Russian Federation. Many efforts of the executive power and legislators undermine the incentives of the phisical persons to invest in the social sphere both in the financial form in the form of social activity. Analyzed examples of the social policy in Canada and in other countries with transition economies underline this issue the solution of which is not connected with additional burden on the budget and could have made social institutions in Russia more stable to external economic shocks.

The reseach 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).