Elderly in Russia: living arrangements and inclusion in private transfers

Anna Mironova, National Research University Higher School of Economics

This paper is devoted to an analysis of features of involvement of various demographic-type households in the private intergenerational transfer system in Russia. The authors provide particular descriptive statistics obtained under such selective public surveys as  “The Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey—Higher School of Economics” (RLMS-HSE, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, 2004, 2008, 2013), “Complex Living Conditions Monitoring Rosstat Research” (KOUG), “Statistical Survey of Income and Participation in Social Programs” (VNDN). The authors demonstrate that the demographic-type household model is one of the key differentiative private parameters applicable to those households to be involved in private exchanges. Single-person households and those ones represented by couples without children exhibit their particular donor giving capacity. The recipients of private material transfers are primarily represented by households of one-parent family and households of couples with under-age children. Complex households and their other types also refer to the recipients of private material transfers. In whole, this paper demonstrates that the household private exchange role is coupled with economic standing but the relation-based system may be specified as more complicated than that of relief aid.

Presented in Session 1124: Ageing and Intergenerational Relations