nep-cis New Economics Papers
on Confederation of Independent States
Issue of 2007‒11‒17
four papers chosen by
Anna Y. Borodina
Perm State University

  1. Family strategies, labor market behavior and fertility in modern Russia By Kartseva Marina; Sinavskaya Oksana; Zakharov Sergey
  2. Transport Costs and the Size of Cities: the Case of Russia By Albrecht Kauffmann
  3. Food Markets in Russia. Dynamics of Their Integration By Gluschenko, Konstantin; Khimich, Alexandra
  4. The system of disability benefits in Russia. Estimation of targeting accuracy By Merkuryeva Irina

  1. By: Kartseva Marina; Sinavskaya Oksana; Zakharov Sergey
    Abstract: Poor in Russia are mainly families with children mostly because of the unemployment or inactivity of a parent. This project is aimed at revealing typical models of demographic and labor market behavior and understanding how decisions regarding family formation and labor force participation are synchronized at the household level.
    Date: 2007–07–26
  2. By: Albrecht Kauffmann
    Date: 2007–11
  3. By: Gluschenko, Konstantin (Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia); Khimich, Alexandra (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)
    Abstract: In the context of integrated market, a price of any product in regions depends on its demand in a national market rather than in a regional one. Applying the econometric model based on this theoretical statement, the paper assesses to degree the markets of some food products are integrated. The fact that since nearly 1994 the growth of segmentation in such markets changes to the tendency of their integration has been observed. We conclude that there is an integrated food market in Russia; and its integration has been just the same as that one in the countries of developed market economy.
    Keywords: Price dispersion, Market integration, Food markets, Russia, Russian regions
    JEL: K49 P22 P37 R19
    Date: 2007–11
  4. By: Merkuryeva Irina
    Abstract: The project addresses the discrepancies between recognized disability status and actual health condition of Russians, evaluates the targeting efficiency of disability benefits, and investigates the factors that determine individual behavior leading to inconsistency between the degree of incurred health damage and the status within the social security system.
    JEL: J10 J14 I12
    Date: 2007–11–06

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